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African American

Black History Month

BHM Keynote Speaker

Black History Month 2013 Keynote Van Jones with OIR's Lesa Clark, Alicia Phillips, Aey Wongtrirat, and Sydney Shepard

Old Dominion University Black History Month celebrates the contributions and influences of African/ Caribbean and African American cultures. Noted Black History author Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in 1926 to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. In 1976 this became known as Black History Month. Keynote addresses include Van Jones, CNN Contributor and President of Rebuild the Dream, and Melissa Harris-Perry, associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University. Other Black History Month celebrations have included an exhibit featuring a collection of historic documents detailing Virginia's historic journey toward desegregation, and musical performances focusing on major events in Black History.


The Black Movement Council

The Black Movement Council's purpose is to unite, empower, and educate Black Students on the campus of Old Dominion University.


Sankofa Black Student Reception

Sankofa means that we reach back and reclaim what our past has to teach us. Student leaders, faculty, alumni, and administrators as we connect and move forward. Each year, this event is held in September. Come together to continue the legacy of a vibrant and strong Black student community


Umoja Conference

The goal of the conference is to present a forum that addresses the needs of collegiate Black students. You will be able to attend three workshops of your choice on topics such as career/educational advancement, building positive relationships, health and much, much more!


Brother 2 Brother | Sister 4 Sister

Brother 2 Brother (B2B) and Sister 4 Sister (S4S) offers of programs and colligate events that explore issues facing Black males and females. Past discussions have focused on male and female relationships, Black female leadership and what it means to be a Black male in today's society.




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