Black History Month

Black History Month


Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in America's history.

Learn about black history in medicine, discover the ways Black history is being made at the U of M, register for a webinar, listen to a podcast - we've highlighted a few ways to learn and celebrate Black History Month.

Do you know your history?

Read a Chronology of Achievements of African Americans in Medicine 1721-2020 from the Duke Medical Center & Archives'.

Hear from History-Makers at the U of M

Where it Starts, a new series of videos, interviews, and articles featuring Black voices and perspectives from our University of Minnesota campus community. Each story in this series exemplifies that change begins wherever the powers of creativity, vision, and passion meet.

Tune in to SNMA’s Podcast

Our SNMA students started a Black History Month Podcast - Highlighting Black Organizations in the Twin Cities. Medical Student Reme Abulu talks to guest LaCora Bradford Kesti, CPPM in their first episode.

Attend a Virtual Event

The Office for Multicultural Student Engagement and affiliate partners are offering virtual Black History Month events throughout February, including a This Free North Documentary Panel Discussion, Annual Cultural Showcase, and more.

Register for an AAMC Health Equity Conference, Meeting or Webinar

It's Not So Black and White: Race, Health Disparities, and How We Report Them
February 9, 2021
3-5 p.m. ET

Voting, Structural Racism, and Health Inequities
February 12, 2021
Noon-1 p.m. ET

National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health Annual Conference
February 22-24, 2021
All virtual

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
February 23, 2021
2-3 p.m. ET

Toxic Equilibrium: Structural Racism & Population Health Inequities
February 24, 2021
All virtual

Read a Book

Our office compiled a list of books to read if you're interested in learning more from a variety of perspectives about racism, the effects of socioeconomic status on health, and other topics that closely affect us in our field and lives.


Monday, February 1, 2021 - 12:00am to Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 11:00pm