Black Heritage Month
Black Heritage Month, also known as Black History Month, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to celebrate culture and scholarly contributions by people of the African Diaspora.

February 1—February 26, 2017

All Campus

A one-hour screening of a portion of Africa’s Great Civilizations, a new PBS series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., premiering on WGBY-TV in February.

February 21, 2017
4:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Manisha Sinha will deliver a talk on what you didn't know about the abolition movement: the ordinary men and women, black and white, free and enslaved, who are the unsung heroes of American democracy.

February 21, 2017
6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

An interactive panel discusses “Viewing the Past through the Eyes of the Present:  Exploring Race, Gender, and Slavery through Art."

February 22, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160

Celebrate the 149th anniversary of the birth of sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor W.E.B.

February 23, 2017
1:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, lobby

Renowned activist, civil rights leader and community organizer, Benjamin Jealous outlines what it will take to secure true equality for all Americans and to empower the next generation to lead toward a better future. 

February 23, 2017
4:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

The duo Climbing PoeTree present a program of multimedia theater, dual-voice spoken word, visual art, sustainable touring and community organizing.

February 26, 2017
7:00 pm

Holyoke War Memorial Building