Celebrated Nov. 1–Nov. 30
This month recognizes hundreds of different tribes and approximately 250 languages, and celebrates the history, tradition, and values of Native Americans. National Native American Heritage Month serves as a reminder of the positive effect indigenous peoples have had on the cultural development and growth of the U.S., as well as the struggles and challenges they have and continue to face.
Celebrated Feb. 1– Feb. 28
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Celebrated Sep. 15– Oct. 15
During the months of September 15 – October 15, The University of Alabama celebrates Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, recognizing the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture.
Celebrated Oct. 1– Oct. 31
Nationwide, October is recognized and celebrated as LGBTQ+ History Month. This month-long series of events is an opportunity to discuss and to learn about the many contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-identified individuals, as well as about this facet of our country’s ongoing civil rights movement.