Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Celebrating Black History at Brandeis

In celebration of Black History Month, we look back at Black history at Brandeis and Black alumni who are shaping the future. Stay up to date with Brandeis Black History Month events and resources throughout February.

Pauli Murray at Brandeis
'Walking History': Pauli Murray's Legacy at Brandeis reflects on Murray's lasting impact at Brandeis and beyond.

In the Media

Watch an episode of the PBS series where Professor Anita Hill learns how her ancestors impacted her life.

Black Alumni Changemakers

In May 2022, Morrison was nominated for the groundbreaking musical which explores race, sexuality and life in the theater.

Black alumni leaders who are improving healthcare amidst a global pandemic shared their experiences and reflections.

A Heller alumna helping lead the effort for a new MLK monument on Boston Common describes why the King legacy is so important at this time in our nation’s history.

Former Traquina Scholar Shekeyla Caldwell Sandore ’14 turned her childhood experience into a children's book to promote diversity and inclusion.

In her Instagram account Nail the Cocktail, Claudiane Philippe ’13, MA’14, combines an interest in cool libations with a passion for social change.

In celebration of Black History Month, six alumni share how their Brandeis experience has shaped their path and offer advice for current students.

HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African-American oral video history archive, will significantly expand its recordings of pioneering black women thanks to the grant.