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'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
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.
Related Student Organizations
- Black Student Events Board
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
- 3D ( Driven, Determined, Destined)
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
- Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.
- African Caribbean Association
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Ebony Impact Gospel Choir
- Minds About Progress
- National Pan-Hellenic Council
- National Society of Black Engineers and Scientists
- Omega Psi Phi, Inc.
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
- JBHE Chronology of Major Landmarks in the Progress of African Americans in Higher Education
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
- National Urban League
- Men II Boys feature film
- "I Am Empowered" - The National Urban League
- Atumpan-The Talking Drums
- Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships
- Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
- United Negro College Fund
- UNCF/MERCK Science Initiative
- Smithsonian Institute, Webb Internship Program
- Smithsonian Institute, Minority Internship Program
- American Geological Institute Minority Participation Program (Scholarship)
- American Meteorological Society Scholarships
- AT&T Undergraduate Research Program
- Lucent Technologies Summer Research Program for Minorities and Women Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Program
- UNCF/MERCK Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
- UNCF Special Programs Corporation
- Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies (UVA)