Black History Month

Mural reading Black History Month.

Black History Month is a celebration and acknowledgement of achievements by African Americans throughout our history.

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement honors outstanding figures in our field, African American traditions, history and culture with joy and pride.

Because in-person gatherings and events are limited, we have compiled these resources for you to commemorate one of the richest cultures we share.

Celebrate and learn more about Black History Month

UB celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our nation's history.

A detailed and informative timeline about the origins of Black History Month.

The Civil Rights Movement Archive offers a repository of up from below and inside-out history as seen and interpreted by the participants whose boots were on the ground.

University at Buffalo Medical School Alumni

From its founding in 1846, the University at Buffalo never had a policy of exclusion on the basis of race, gender or religion. UB educated African-American doctors in an era when few such people were educated in predominately white institutions.

Take Action, Donate, Get Involved

Black Lives Matter is a political and social movement protesting against racially motivated violence against black people.

Buffalo’s African American Cultural Center is a multicultural institution that facilitates a better understanding of cultural diversity among all people.

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