Recognizing the Contributions of African Americans to NC State

Black History Month

Every February, NC State proudly celebrates African Americans for their immense contributions — especially those who have contributed to the university’s history. You can read about African Americans who have played a vital role at NC State by following an extensive timeline on the NC State University Libraries website. Below we profile two of the Read More »

Celebrating Our Heroes

Black History Month Heroes

This month is all about celebrating Black heroes. The lives and contributions of many of those heroes — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, journalist Ida B. Wells, astronaut Mae Jemison and civil rights leader Medgar Evers — are chronicled in books and movies. We also celebrate another group of Black heroes each February. Many of those Read More »

Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Throughout February, NC State is recognizing Black History Month. Below is a list of Black History Month-related events. RELATED NEWS Recognizing the Contributions of African Americans to NC State Celebrating Our Heroes Honoring Black Student Advocates

Honoring Black Student Advocates

Leah Young

Leah Young is a dedicated advocate for black students at NC State University. She advises them, encourages them and listens to their hopes, dreams and concerns. When Toni Thorpe worked at NC State, she passionately supported black students, too. For those reasons and others, Young and Thorpe were selected to be honored this month as Read More »