Black History Month 2021

This February, the Black Latinx Student Union, Students United for Racial Equity, The Student Diversity Board, and the Office of Equity and Community collaborated to present a robust calendar of events to commemorate Black History Month. Given the abundance of content, here’s a recap of the month’s programming, which included “Real Talk” presentations, assemblies, trivia, movie nights, and a guest speaker.

Please watch all our Black History Month programming in the collection below, videos appear in chronological order. Here are some guidelines for engaging in follow-up conversations. Below the video collection are details about each week's programming, and we encourage you to explore the listed additional resources.

Week 1 | Feb. 1–5

Assembly:
History presentation from Jasmine ’21: African Americans and the Healthcare System
Song of the week from Julia ‘21: “Dancing in the Street” by Martha and the Vandellas
Movie night hosted by the BLSU: The Photograph

Week 2 | Feb. 8–12

History presentation from Jasmine ’21 and Hannah ’21: Black Inventors 
Song of the week from Julia ’21: “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday 

Movie night 
hosted by the BLSU: Just Mercy

Guest Speaker Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean:  “Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future: Voting Rights in the United States”
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Week 3 | Feb. 16–19

History presentation from Jasmine ’21 & Hannah ’21: Frederick Douglass
Song of the week from Julia ‘21: “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke

Movie night
 hosted by the BLSU: Black Panther 

Week 4 | Feb. 22–26

History presentation from Jasmine ’21 & Hannah ’21: Intersectionality 
Song of the week from Julia ‘21: “Rise Up” by Andra Day
 

Student Showcase
 (Friday, February 26 at 7:00 pm)