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Lurie Cancer Center Celebrates Black History Month


We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation’s greatness.” ~ Yvette Clark

February is Black History Month, founded in 1926 by historian, educator, and journalist Carter G. Woodson to honor the contributions and achievements made by African Americans, and to recognize their struggles and sacrifices. Woodson’s goal was to focus and broaden the nation’s consciousness -- not to limit the commemoration to a single month. “There is no American history without African American history,” said Sara Clarke Kaplan, executive director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University.  

As we pay tribute to the leaders who have challenged us all to work intentionally in pursuit of equity and justice, Black History Month serves as a great opportunity to learn from their legacy. Lurie Cancer Center is committed to creating an inclusive space for meaningful conversations, with the resources and support to act on them.

We invite you explore the list of performances, programs and activities taking place across Northwestern during Black History Month, including:

Multicultural Student Affairs’ 2023 Events

McGaw Medical Center 3rd Annual Health Equity Week