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WPI Celebrates Black History Month 2022

January 28, 2022

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) celebrates Black History Month 2022 by honoring the contributions, achievements, and legacy African American communities across the Diaspora have made to American history in every field from science and the arts to politics and religion.

This year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is focusing on centering the theme of Black Health and Wellness during Black History Month. “This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birth workers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well.”

 

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"​Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history."

Learn More: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month