From its inception, Boston University was conceived as a place of tolerance, opportunity, and hope.

No group benefited more from this founding principle than the University’s black community. For many decades, African Americans were welcomed here when they were rejected elsewhere. Leaders of the civil rights movement—most notably, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59)—found their voices here.

BU’s black community has created a story that’s worth remembering, assessing, and celebrating—even as its next chapters are being written.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Weekend 2014, Boston, September 18-21, 2014

Friday, September 19

    5:00-6:00pm Naming & Remembering: The First Africans in America, 138 Mountfort Street
    7:00-8:30pm Black Alumni Welcome Reception, BU Castle

Saturday, September 20

    10:00-11:00am Black Alumni Network Zumba! with Mary Ann Foreman, CGS’80, FitRec L126
    12:00-2:00pm Best of BU Luncheon & University Alumni Awards, GSU Metcalf Hall, $25
    2:30-4:00pm Golden Decade Foundation Club meeting, Room 418, Redstone LAW Building
    3:30-5:00pm National Society for Black Engineers reception, ENG Resource Center
    4:30-6:30pm Golden Decade Foundation joins SED Alumni Awards Reception, GSU Terrace
    10:00pm Young Alumni of Color Off-Campus Outing, Bijou, Door Cover

Sunday, September 21

    10:00am-1:00pm Church Services with Rev. Michael E. Haynes, Roxbury
    12:00-3:00pm Umoja Welcome Back BBQ for Alumni & Students, Fox Fountain, $20 for alumni

Go to Alumni Weekend website and click on “Shared Interest Events” to learn more or register here.

Past Events

Celebration of Black Alumni
Alumni Weekend, Boston, October 27-30, 2011
The State of Africa: Report from the African Presidential Archives & Research Center
Winterfest, Boston, January 27, 2012
Young Alumni of Color Reunion
Boston, April 12, 2014