BHC History

Past Black Heritage Celebrations

BHC 2021 Promo

BHC 2021 Webpage

BHC Theme: Black Is ______.

Join the Black Heritage Celebration (BHC) Committee for the first virtual BHC exploring and helping everyone define their own blackness. The theme for this year's Black Heritage Celebration 2021 is: "Black Is ______." This theme focuses on the variety of personalities, careers, identities, cultures, and more that are part of the diverse Black community both at GW and abroad. Each event held this month is brought to you by multiple organizations that have come together to share their take on the diversity of blackness. Allowing each participating organization to fill in the blank with a phrase that allows for another facet of blackness to be shared. With a month-long series of events produced by students, staff, and faculty, BHC 2021 will acknowledge and celebrate the values, history, and traditions of the many who identify with being Black. We welcome everyone in the GW community to join us as we highlight the contributions of the broader Black GW community while we reflect on our past, reaffirm our present, and rejoice in our future.

BHC 2020 Promo

BHC 2020 Webpage

BHC Theme: Reclaiming Our Renaissance: Our History. Our Legacy. Our Culture.

BHC Keynote: Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Join the Black Heritage Celebration Committee (BHC) in honoring the centennial anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. In the late 1910s, three forces emerged simultaneously to fuel the growth of Harlem from an uptown city suburb, to a social, artistic, and cultural mecca for African Americans. Low-cost housing, a growing Black middle class, and the great migration from the south provided the momentum for this revival of Black expression. Scholars and poets like Dubois, Hughes, Hurston, and Fauset inspired what is called the golden age in African American culture.

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