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3D dance group performs at Soul Time.

Annual African American Heritage Festival

3D dance group performs at Soul Time.

Jasmine Mans hosts Poetry Slam

Annual African American Heritage Festival

Jasmine Mans (left) hosts Poetry Slam.

Jonathan McReynolds Performs at Gospel Fest

Annual African American Heritage Festival

Jonathan McReynolds performs at Gospel Fest. 

  • The Committee and friends The Committee and friends



2015 marks 37 years for the Annual African American Heritage Festival! This coming festival will center around the word "Upendo," which is the Swahili word for love! The theme, Love: One Beat, One University, will be incorporated throughout the week of the festival! We invite all of The Ohio State University and community members to join us for our annual celebration. Please continue to look back at our schedule page for future updates to events as near the event.

Join us for the 37th Annual African American Heritage Festival, Friday, April 3 - 12, 2015.

This eight day festival is presented by the Student Life Multicultural Center and co-sponsored by Office of Student Life, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Activity Fee, The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc., Black Student Association, and Coca-Cola, student organizations and hall councils at The Ohio State University.

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