Black History Month

Biostats Honors Black History Month

Black History Month is an opportunity to recall and honor the history of Black Americans and celebrate their contributions to the country. The unveiling of The Embrace on the Boston Common by artist Hank Willis Thomas in late January was an invitation to remember the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and a call to examine our national, civic, and personal commitment to the ideals to which we aspire. “This is the moment we embrace what’s possible. Love. Equity. Justice. And a city where we all belong.”As we celebrate Black History month, and throughout the year, the Department remains committed to continuing our work to promote anti-racism, diversity, inclusion, and belonging within our community. We will be highlighting various people, programs, events, and resources throughout the month in our newsletter and encourage everyone to visit the university’s Black History Month website for more information, featured stories, and resources.

Throughout February, FAS will host its annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Coretta Scott King Celebration to celebrate the lives and legacies of these two pivotal and transformational leaders. The month-long celebration will feature several events, including a conversation on Thursday with Martin Luther King III. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture at Harvard, was also announced last month, to be delivered by the Honorable Loretta Lynch ’81, J.D. ’84 , who served as the 83rd U.S. attorney general from 2015 through 2017—only the second woman, and the first Black woman to hold that office.