Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the School of Engineering and Applied Science recognizes the tremendous contributions of Black scientists, engineers and educators. We also call attention to the many related resources and events to be found on the Princeton campus.

Black History Month began in 1926 as Negro History Week, created by the scholar, educator, publisher and organizer Carter G. Woodson. This became Black History Month in 1976, on the 50th anniversary of the first Negro History Week. Today, Black History Month is observed in the United States and other countries as a celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of people with African and Caribbean heritage to every segment of our society, including science and education.

In this series, members of our community share reflections on their heritages, their passions and their pathways to Princeton.