Black Heritage Month

Black Heritage Month

The mission of Black Heritage Month is to educate both the USF and Tampa Bay community on the importance of the history and significance of the Black culture. Black Heritage Month provides an educational atmosphere for students, staff, faculty, and alumni to celebrate and commemorate the contributions that the black community has made to society.

Black Heritage Month
Black Heritage Month



Our theme is "Sankofa: Incorporating our Past into the Present to Make Progress for the Future." The concept of Sankofa is derived from the Akan people of West Africa.

San (return) Ko (go) Fa (look, seek and take)

"Sankofa" teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. That is, we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward.

Black Heritage Month





Special thanks to our 2017 Black Heritage Month Sponsors!
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jerry Staples

USF Foundation