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January 31, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to honor the contributions and legacies of Black Americans throughout history.

The Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon communities are hosting a variety of events and workshops throughout the month of February to celebrate.

Be sure to check out the official Tepper School social media channels for stories from Black student leaders and alumni, as well as event updates.

Join the conversation and share your story with #teppertogether and #blackhistorymonth.

Black History Month Events

Wednesday, Feb. 2: My15 Stories

The Black Business Association and African Business Collective are hosting “My15 Stories: Black Experiences in America,” a night of storytelling for students to share their life experiences on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Register to attend My15 Stories

Friday, Feb. 4: Annual Black Futures Summit

The 2022 Annual Black Futures Summit will take place on Friday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. The Black Futures Summit's keynotes, lectures, workshops, and sessions have centered on better understanding, supporting, and enhancing the academic and social experience of the Black community at Carnegie Mellon.

Register to attend the Black Futures Summit

Tuesday, Feb. 8: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Lecture Series

Carnegie Mellon is hosting the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration throughout 2022. The next keynote speaker is Soledad O’Brien, Broadcast Journalist, Producer, Philanthropist, who will be speaking on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. The event is both virtual and in-person.


Wednesday, Feb. 9: Candid Conversations

The Black Business Association and the African Business Collective are continuing the “Candid Conversations” series. The next event will be on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Register to attend Candid Conversations 

Monday, Feb. 14: J.P. Morgan Diverse Wealth Initiatives

Hosted by the African Business Collective, learn how J.P. Morgan Private Bank is tackling the minority wealth gap from Managing Director Clinton Warren. The event will be held virtually and at the Tepper School in room 2111 on Monday, Feb. 14 at noon. 

Register to attend Diverse Wealth Initiatives 


More Ways to Honor Black History Month

Ongoing Education

The Tepper Together website has a list of resources for anyone who is interested in further education — including books to read, movies to watch, and websites to visit — to better understand the history and importance of Black History.

Get Involved

The Tepper Together website has a list of Pittsburgh organizations and locally-owned Black businesses to support in February (and throughout the year). Check back for additional events to attend throughout the month and visit the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion website for a list of ongoing Carnegie Mellon events.