Black History Month
Inspired by the Langston Hughes poem, “A Negro Speaks of Rivers,” the exhibition Speak to Me of Rivers explores visual narratives of African American history and culture through the subjectivity of African-American artists.

February 12—March 1, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
February 16—March 3, 2019, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art, 33

Steve Strimer, Director of The David Ruggles Center, will give a talk and media presentation about African Americans’ presence in the Underground RailRoad in Florence and Northampton, Ma., and will discuss the role of Blacks in Florence.

February 20, 2019
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

Join the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at its first screening of the 26th anniversary season of the annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival.

February 20, 2019
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

In celebration of Black History Month, students, faculty and staff are invited to dine together and participate in round table facilitated conversations with the purpose of identifying values that strengthen community.  Values identified will assist staff in guiding future programming.

February 21, 2019
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Join us in an early celebration of the 151st birthday of W. E. B. Du Bois. We will be handing out free slices of birthday cake and UMass Press copies of The Souls of Black Folk.

February 22, 2019
9:00 am-11:00 am

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

In celebration of Black Heritage Month, the Malcolm X Cultural Center is hosting a guided, walking tour to learn about the history of slavery and its impacts locally in Florence (Northampton), Mass.

February 23, 2019
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Stephanie Shonekan, professor and chair of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, will host a discussion about the exhibition Speak To Me Of Rivers.

February 27, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art, 33

Dr. Lindsey Swindall and NYC actor Grant Cooper will present a multi-media program based on themes from Dr. Swindall's biography Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art

February 28, 2019
4:00 pm

New Africa House, Theater Room (#03)