Black History Month events are in full swing on college campuses, featuring innovative, awareness-raising programs and initiatives. From Unity Dinners to discussing Black excellence, wellness and more, we offer this sampling of amazing campus events honoring and celebrating Black History Month…
The University of Minnesota. “Our main theme of Black History Month is Black excellence,” Zakaria Jamari, co-cultural awareness chair on the BSU Board told The Minnesota Daily. He said the first week centered around conversation on “Black mediocrity,” the practice of honoring Black people’s value irrespective of their accomplishments. Read about this and many other events here.
Texas A&M University. Black Health and Wellness is the BHM theme at the Texas school, covering multiple topics including: “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women,” a Salute to the Divine Legacy of Black Sororities and Fraternities, a Sickle Cell Awareness Event, Black Voices in Public Service, Healing While Black: A Mental Wellness Workshop for Black Students and much, much more. See the list here.
Kean University (NJ). The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is collaborating with multiple campus/community partners to provide programming such as: The Purple Table Talk on financial literacy in the Black community, Kulture Karaoke featuring classic R&B and hip-hop songs, Sweet Self Love about self-care, “Who Made the Potato Salad?” celebrating the diversity of the diaspora and much more. Learn about it all here.
The University of Southern Mississippi. Multiple offices on campus are collaborating to celebrate Frederick Douglass Day on his recognized birthday, an annual program conducted at many colleges and universities across the U.S. Participants will find and transcribe the names of Black women who helped lead the Colored Conventions (the 19th Century’s longest campaign for Black civil rights). “Participants will learn about African American achievements in the 19th Century by understanding the role of the color conventions,” said Dr. Sherita Johnson, Director of USM’s Center for Black Studies. “Frederick Douglass was a prominent fixture in this political movement beginning in the 1840s.” Learn more here.