A photo of three drummers at a Harambee event organized by the Black Heritage Committee.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Northeastern Illinois University is proud to celebrate Black History Month with a number of events that are open to the public. 


“As we usher in observance of Black History Month, I encourage each of you within the Northeastern Illinois University community to engage in the array of celebrations and educational endeavors at our university and in the broader community,” said Interim President Katrina E. Bell-Jordan. “These events encompass discussions on the multifaceted history of race and inequality in America and offer us invaluable insights and learning opportunities.”


Under the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs is the lead organizer of this month’s celebrations, which will primarily take place on the Main Campus and the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS). 


The United States celebrates Black History Month throughout the month of February. This year’s national theme for the month is “African Americans and the Arts.” 


Northeastern invites the general public to celebrate Black History Month by participating in the following events: 


Additionally, NEIU Voice students will present a Black Heritage Month Celebration Concert at 3:05 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Recital Hall and NEIU Libraries has compiled a Black Heritage Month virtual book display


For more information about these and other upcoming events, please visit our University Events Calendar.