Black History Month
"Question Bridge: Black Males" is a five-channel video installation that aims to represent and redefine black male identity in America, and powerfully exposes the incredible diversity of thought, character, and identity within the black American male demographic, disrupting traditional generalizations.

January 28—May 1, 2016, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
January 28—May 1, 2016, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 12—March 20

University Museum of Contemporary Art

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week.

February 1—February 29, 2016

All Campus

Speaker Onawumi Jean Moss shares excerpts from her solo theater piece Seriously… What Did You Call Me? during the annual Commonwealth Honors College Black History Event.

February 22, 2016

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Featuring Onawumi Jean Moss, known as the soulful storyteller, the event showcases original and personal narratives that describe transformative life experiences; followed by students performing music and reading poetry.

February 22, 2016
4:30 pm-7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

The campus community is invited to attend “Africa Now” with NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.   

February 23, 2016
1:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

All UMass and local community members are invited to celebrate the birthday of W.E.B. Du Bois.

February 23, 2016
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

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

Panel discussion of “Creole Identity and Musical Intersections in Creole Cultures.”

February 25, 2016
11:30 am

Malcolm X Cultural Center

Creole culture will also be celebrated in performances by Charles Neville and the Afro-Am Jazz Ensemble and various student groups.

February 25, 2016
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Keynote speaker Aldon Morris of Northwestern University will present a talk based on his recently released book, "The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology."

February 26, 2016
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

The African Student Association and Students of Caribbean Ancestry host ASA & SOCA Culture Night: Mr. & Miss Afro-Caribbean.

February 27, 2016
7:00 pm-1:45 am

Student Union Ballroom