Lafayette celebrates Black Heritage Month at the start of each spring semester in February. Below you will find our Black Heritage Month programming calendars from the past several years.


Members of the Association of Black Collegians board Ben Bulluck ’16, from left, Jennifer Schroeder ’15, Ashley Boyd ’15, Dominique Tucker ’15, Ariell Christian ’17, Aaron Bart-Addison ’16, and Hubert Lavie ’17 at the Black Heritage Month Finale.

Black Heritage Month is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October.

The precursor to Black History and Heritage Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro History Week.” This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and of Frederick Douglass on February 14, both of which dates Black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century.

2017 BHM Calendar (click to enlarge)


2016 BHM Calendar (click to enlarge)


2015 BHM Calendar (click to enlarge)


2014 BHM Calendar (click to enlarge)


 2014 special programming series (click to enlarge)