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New York Tech Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month

February is the shortest month of the year, but it also commemorates some of the most important figures, events, and milestones of our history. The origins of Black History Month began in 1926, when African-American historian and educator Carter G. Woodson, frustrated by the lack of Black history being taught in schools, partnered with the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALAH) to launch Negro History Week. They chose the second week of February because it coincided with the birthdays of Fredrick Douglass (February 14) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12). The week eventually evolved into the month-long celebration of Black history, culture, and excellence that we know today.

To help celebrate Black History Month, The Box rounds up some of the stories featuring Black members of our community and their outstanding work. Explore the stories below.

By Paulana Lamonier

Student Profile: Shannen Greer

Profile | Oct 24, 2017

Alumni Profile: LaVern Rhaburn Sula

Profile | Sep 26, 2017

Alumni Profile: Noelle Scindian

Profile | Sep 22, 2017

Melanie Austin is Going FAR

Feature | Aug 16, 2017

Student Profile: Evance Abok

Profile | Aug 11, 2017

Engineering a Way to Success

Feature | Nov 29, 2016

Promoting Osteopathic Medicine

Feature | Apr 15, 2016

Faculty Profile: Brian L. Harper

Profile | Jan 11, 2016