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Texas A&M University at Galveston Celebrates Black History Month    

February 8, 2023

By Taylor Bounds, Content Specialist

February is Black History Month, and celebrations are in full swing at the Galveston campus thanks to the Black Student Alliance; the Office of Student Intercultural Learning & Engagement; the Civic Literacy, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (CLIDE) Committee and Student Activities. 

According to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, or ASALH, the origins of Black History Month can be traced as far back as the summer of 1915. The month-long celebration was designated by the federal government in 1986, the same year that first saw Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday. ASALH sets a theme each year, this year’s being Black Resistance.

“We celebrate Black History Month each February because the work and achievements of Black people have been excluded from public recognition for centuries,” said Danny Roe, Interim Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accountability, Chair of CLIDE Committee and Associate Director of Office of Student Intercultural Learning & Engagement. “Our goal is to provide education and enrichment about Black Americans’ contributions to society, both past and present. We have five more events this month and look forward to the whole campus joining us in uplifting Black history and culture here on campus.”

Celebrate Black History Month at Texas A&M at Galveston:

List of Black History Month events Graphic courtesy of The 1973 Center at Texas A&M at Galveston


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Taylor Bounds, Content Specialist

Texas A&M University at Galveston is the marine and maritime branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in science, business, engineering, liberal arts and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M's rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.

Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies and the only one in the southern United States, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where it is surrounded by industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.