Celebrating Black History Month

What is Black History Month?

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.

For more information regarding Black History Month, visit “Black History Month” at blackhistorymonth.gov

To learn more about our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts, visit the below page.

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Monday, February 12 (Afternoon) :: “Black History Month Display”

The library will have a display dedicated to Black History Month.

[Library Main Space]

Thursday, February 15  (12:00–1:00 PM) :: “African Tea Tasting”

In celebration of Black History Month, BSA will be hosting an African tea tasting hour where students can stop by and grab a cup of tea from an option of African countries on their way to class.

Students can enjoy a rich cup of tea while learning about the history/culture behind it.

Event Sponsored by the Black Student Association.

[Main Quad]

Wednesday, February 21  (12:00–1:00 PM) :: “Pucker Up Lemonade Station”

In celebration of Black History Month, BSA will be offering free lemonade on the quad to students.

Event Sponsored by the Black Student Association.

[Main Quad]

Tuesday, February 27  (12:00–1:00 PM) :: “Poetry Slam: The History of Hip Hop”

In celebration of Black History Month, Students, faculty and staff can come and share their poetic arts, focusing on black culture through hip hop as it is Hip Hops 50th anniversary.

There will be food, drinks and a friendly competition to those who participate.

Event co-sponsored by Verse Come Verse Serve, the Black Intellectual Groundworks, and the Black Student Association. Special guest artist Monique Mitchell.

[Woody’s Patio]



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BSA Mission Statement:

To welcome a diverse population of students; to expand outreach in all culture not just cultures of African descent. In order to consolidate and build upon this diversity, it is essential that equality of opportunity and the absence of unfair discrimination based on ethnicity. To recognize the link between equality and quality and will not unfairly discriminate in the recruitment or general treatment of students on the basis of any factor which is not relevant to academic achievement. To provide a safe environment for all students to feel safe and equal to one another.

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Learn about Black Intellectual Groundworks (B.I.G.)

The Black Intellectual Groundworks (B.I.G.) aims to enrich the university curriculum and student life by building a dedicated resource base for Pan-African culture and scholarship. The B.I.G. will be built along all academic disciplines (degree-granting or not) represented at the university as an auxiliary resource tying teaching and learning to the rich Pan-African tradition. Initially the B.I.G. will be established as a topical library of materials that integrate this tradition and will be organized by academic discipline. The second stage of the B.I.G.’s growth will be its alignment with co-curricular events organized and/or hosted by the Black Student Association. This will create opportunities to invite guest speakers whose work is catalogued in the B.I.G., organize thematic events that activate the B.I.G.’s holdings through readings, screenings etc. The third stage of the B.I.G.’s growth will be to seek intentional curricular alignment between existing course offerings and the wealth of Pan-African thinking that pertains to their content. The final stage will be to create a physical space—a resource center, separate lounge, etc.—that will permanently host the B.I.G. and the Black Student Association and will be open for use to the entire university community.

For more information, contact Dr. Rossen Ventzislavov at [email protected] 

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