Yvania Garcia-Pusateri

Historian and scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson is credited for setting the foundation for what we now know as national Black History Month, observed each February.

In 1926, he launched Negro History Week to bring national attention to the contributions of black Americans throughout history. Then in 1976, during the American bicentennial celebration, President Gerald Ford formally established Black History Month. 

In observance of national LGBTQ+ History Month, the office of multicultural programs at Missouri State University will present a host of events to share about the successes and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community.

The month-long celebration starts on Oct. 6 and ends on Oct. 27 with events such as: