Black History Month
Black History Month was created to celebrate and honor the many achievements and contributions made by African-Americans to the economic, cultural, spiritual and political development of the U.S.
Beginning in 1926, events were held the second week of February because of their proximity to the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two individuals who dramatically affected the lives black Americans.
Black History Month 2021 Events
- Tuesday, Feb. 9: KT Turner, MFA Candidate in Theatre, "Our Modern Harlem Renaissance"
- Tuesday, March 2: Shaakirrah Sanders, professor of Law
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific time
To view recorded videos of the series, please go to our BLM video recording page.
Dates: Feb. 13 to March 10
The Moscow campus U of I Library will be featuring a display in honor of Black History Month on the first floor.
Where Do We Go From Here?: Follow and Listen To Young Black Organizers
Featuring: Zyahna Bryant
Date: Thursday, Feb. 18
Time: 5 p.m. Pacific time
To view a recorded video of the keynote, please go to our BLM video recording page.
The Black Lives Matter Vigil will be held in collaboration with the Black Student Union and the ASUI. More details to come.
For more information please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 208-885-7716 or firstname.lastname@example.org.