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Black History Month at LMC



Celebrating Black History at LMC


black history collage


The story of Black History Month began with Harvard graduate and historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson and prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland in 1915, when they founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH).  Committed to researching and acknowledging the achievement of African Americans and individuals of African descent, today this organization is known as the Association of the Study of African American Life and History or ASALH.  In 1926, the ASALH organization hosted the first National Negro History Week during the second week in February in accordance with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass.  This event was inspirational to academic institutions and communities across the nation, and as a result many local celebrations took place, African American history clubs were established, and performances and lectures took place.   

In the years that followed, mayors of some cities across the country began issuing yearly proclamations recognizing Negro History Week. In 1976 President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History month, calling on the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”


Please join LMC in celebrating Black History Month.

Funding made possible by: the LMC Student Equity Plan and the Student Life Office.

Black History Month Events | Spring 2018


Display Case- Library

February 1- February 28

“African Americans in time of War”
The library will be accepting historic and current photographs of students African American veteran relatives or photos of themselves that fit with theme. Visit the Library reception desk for more information regarding the display or making a contribution.
MLK-Cesar Chavez Spring LMC Food Pantry Drive

February 5- March 28

Sponsored by the Interclub Council
Donate non-perishable canned goods or unopened personal care products at the Office of Student Life or the LMC Food Pantry. For more information contact Teresea Archaga, ICC Advisor
Black Panther- Marvel Comics

Thursday February 15, 2018    7:30 PM

Maya Cinemas
By Reservation- Come to Student Life for more information
After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
BOEP and MEN Program Leadership Workshop

Saturday February 24, 2018     11AM-2PM

“Skills that tie to Success”

Students will develop critical thinking skills and learn how to take initiative during an interview and in the classroom will be shared in this session. In addition, the participants will come out with a nice tie through a grant in partnership with the LMC Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank.
“Read In” @ Foothill Elementary

February 15, 20, 22, 2018

In recognition of Black History Month, books read to Foothill students will be centered on black authors and African American contributions
Contact Faith Watkins for more information fwatkins@losmedanos.edu