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.


BHM Committee


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.

Ways to get involved: 

Attend the Black Heritage Month Kick-Off on Feb. 1st at 1pm. Join the Black Heritage Month Student Planning Committee as we celebrate the start of Black Heritage Month with reflective cards, relevent activites, win prizes, and hear more about what is happening around the USF and Tampa Bay Community.  

Attend the concluding event for Black Heritage Month, the Sankofa Celebration. Taking place on Feb. 28th at 5pm. Learn more about Black culture as it relates to the theme of Sankofa, see student leaders be honored, and enjoy a catered dinner during this celebration.

Stay connected with us on Facebook all year long to see resources, involvement opportunities, information regarding the importance of the history and significance of Black culture.

Check out any of the events on the Black Heritage Month Campus-Wide Calendar




Black Heritage Month





Special thanks to our 2019 Black Heritage Month Sponsors!
Interested in becoming a sponsor for Black Heritage Month 2019? Please contact Tabitha Raj for more information.

 Graduate Studies Gold Sponsor for Black Heritage Month

Alumni Association Gold Sponsor for Black Heritage MonthCollege of The Arts Gold Sponsor for Black Heritage Month