Learn more about Black History Month at Lone Star College

By: Royelyn Bastian
| Published 01/31/2024

Lone Star College will host various Black History Month events in February to highlight and celebrate African Americans’ culture, contributions and achievements.

HOUSTON, TX -- For nearly 100 years, the United States has dedicated February to celebrating African Americans’ significant contributions and progress in science, technology and the arts. Lone Star College will host Black History Month events to showcase how those achievements have positively impacted society.

“Black History Month provides us an opportunity to celebrate the journey of Black American culture as we reflect on the upward progress Black Americans have made,” said Quentin Wright, Ed.D., LSC-Houston North president. “Celebrating Black History Month at Lone Star College is not just about recognizing the challenges faced; it's a powerful affirmation of the remarkable contributions and achievements of Black Americans in various fields. It's a time to honor their resilience, innovations, and the profound impact they have had and continue to have in shaping our society.”

The LSC Office of Culture and Engagement and LSC campuses have partnered to create programming throughout February to help educate students, employees and the community on how African Americans have helped to fuel better futures for all Americans. Many events will tie into the 2024 Black History Month Theme, “African Americans and the Arts.”

“Black History Month is a time to reflect, honor and celebrate the life-changing accomplishments of African Americans across the nation, including those working and serving at Lone Star College,” said Mario K. Castillo, J.D., LSC chancellor. “I encourage everyone to attend and participate in the various activities and events that will take place on our campuses.”

Visit for a list of all LSC Black History Month events that will take place starting Feb. 1.

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History® details the origin of Black History Month, starting in summer 1915 at a national event in Chicago recognizing the 50th anniversary of emancipation. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard-trained historian, used that momentum to establish Black History Week Feb. 1, 1926, which grew into the monthlong celebration in 1976, incorporating Black History topics into school curriculums nationwide.

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