Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

35th Annual African American Heritage Festival


Time: Saturday, March 23, 2013 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Location: Various locations

The Multicultural Center and Friends host the 35th Annual African American Heritage Festival

Friday, March 22-Saturday, March 30, 2012

The African American Heritage Festival is a 34 year-old celebration intended to educate, impact, and promote cultural awareness while commemorating the legacy of the African American experience. The Multicultural Center, with the assistance of other campus departments, co-sponsors this Spring Quarter eight-day festival.


This past year, we celebrated the 34th Annual African American Heritage Festival under the word "Msisimko", which is the swahili word for Passion. Our theme was Passion never fades. Ambition never ends. This year's festival will be centered around the word "Tumaini", which is the Swahili word for Hope! It will incorporate the elements of Hope for the Future: Believe. Desire. Trust. For Hope is the essence of what we believe in, our desire to improve from the past and the trust that we have in knowing that things will work accordingly through faith. We invite all of the Ohio State University and community memebers to join us for our annual celebration. Please view the schedule tab for event details.

Join us at The 35th Annual African American Heritage Festival, Friday, March 22th, 2013- Saturday, March 30th, 2013.

This week-long event is hosted by the Multicultural Center and co-sponsored by various departments, student organizations and hall councils at The Ohio State University.

For information regarding accessibility, to request an interpreter, or other accommodations, contact Katherine Betts.

For more information contact (614) 688-8449 or view the websites, and

Katherine Betts
Multicultural Center

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