The Woods Hole Black History Month Committee (WHBHMC) is dedicated to celebrating and educating the Woods Hole community and the community at large about African American history and culture. The committee is responsible for planning and putting on events during the month of February. Past events have included art exhibits, speakers, musical groups and the annual Harambee. The committee is open to all people regardless of ethnicity, gender, race or difference of any kind.
Woods Hole Black History Month events are sponsored by the Marine Biological Laboratory; the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Coast Guard Group Woods Hole, the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center, and the National Academy of Sciences J. Erik Jonsson Center. All events are free and open to the public.