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Black History Month 2023

Black History Month 2023

January 31, 2023

The University marks the annual celebration of Black History Month with an array of events, including discussions, lectures, exhibitions,, and performances.

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Beatrice Howard: The first African American woman to graduate from Rochester

Beatrice Howard: The first African American woman to graduate from Rochester

February 22, 2022

Beatrice Amaza Howard earned two degrees at the University of Rochester before beginning a career as a public school teacher.

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Charles Augustus Thompson, Class of 1891

Charles Augustus Thompson, Class of 1891

February 7, 2022

Charles Augustus Thompson is believed to be the first African American graduate of the University. While a student at Rochester, he immersed himself in a mix of science (physics, chemistry, physiology) and liberal arts (Roman law, rhetoric, and four languages).

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‘The memories of what happened to us then will never go away’

‘The memories of what happened to us then will never go away’

February 28, 2020

By the time of her death at age 103, Olivia Hooker ’62 (PhD) was an early witness to devastating acts of racist violence, the first African-American woman to serve in the Coast Guard, and a prominent psychology professor.

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Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020

February 12, 2020

Sponsors and host organizations across the University are planning events to celebrate black history.  Check the calendar for events throughout the month of February.

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Celebrating black history

Celebrating black history

February 1, 2019

Throughout February, sponsors and campus organizations will host lectures, films, performances, family events, and more as students, faculty, and the Rochester community celebrate Black History Month.

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Black history every month

Black history every month

February 26, 2018

As February draws to an end, members of the University of Rochester community offer their thoughts on the ways in which black history is inseparable from American history.

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Remembering Frederick Douglass on his 200th birthday

Remembering Frederick Douglass on his 200th birthday

February 13, 2018

Like most African Americans born into slavery, Frederick Douglass was never told the date and year of his birth. He chose February 14 as the day on which to celebrate it, and in 2018 we celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth. At the University of Rochester, one of the most extensive collections of Douglass artifacts in the country can be found in Rush Rhees Library.

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Digitizing Douglass

Digitizing Douglass

February 9, 2018

Victor Garza ’19, left, and associate professor of English Gregory Heyworth prepare to scan the marble bust of Frederick Douglass in the Frederick Douglass Building . The students in Heyworth’s Digital Imaging class are using a structured light scanner to create a digital rendering of the marble bust. Their goal is to create a file that can be accessed and the bust reproduced anywhere with a 3D printer. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Black History Month 2018

Black History Month 2018

February 1, 2018

Sponsors and host organizations across the University are planning events to celebrate black history. This year also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, and the University is joining with other Rochester institutions to honor Douglass’s life and work in his adopted city.

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