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Black History Month

Dr. Carter G. WoodsonBlack History Month is a celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard-trained historian and founder of Negro History Week, the precursor to the modern Black History Month.

Learn more about the history of this special celebration here.

    All Month

  • The History of Black History Month
    02-01-2021 | Across Campus

    Poster series explaining the founding, evolution, and significance of Black History Month.

  • Black History Month Literature
    02-01-2021 | Gabhart Center lobby

    Table display in the Gabhart Center lobby that seeks to inform and engage readers about the black experience in America through literature.

  • Portraits of Excellence
    02-01-2021 | Across Campus

    Poster series across campus that dedicated to highlighting the impact and contributions of black Americans.

    Wednesday, February 10

  • My Grace is Sufficient: Toward a Christian Understanding of God’s Ontology
    02-10-2021 | 3:30 PM | Chapel

    One is able to make statements about the attributes of God based on God’s experiential or spir-itual presence in both the Old and the New Testament. Jason Curry, Chaplain of Fisk will talk about the essence of God, asbeing, is love. As an ethnical norm, love, as expressed by the con-cept of agape and philia, is able to liberate humanity from a tribal understanding of God that dominates our extant political, religious and racial discourse.

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  • Being Black at Belmont Panel
    02-10-2021 | 6:00 PM | SAPB x BSA Culture Chat

    Check Blackboard/WellCore for additional information

    Tuesday, February 16

  • A Century Change: The Negro League Centennial Celebration
    02-16-2021 | 3:30 PM | WellCore Event

    The Office of Multicultural Learning & Experience invites you to learn more about the establish-ment and impact of the Negro League

    Thursday, February 18

  • The Langston Hughes Project
    02-18-2021 | 7:00 PM | WellCore Event

    Join the Office of Multicultural Experience & Learning and BSA as they host this multimedia event that featuring the work of Langston Hughes.

    Tuesday, February 23

  • The Divine 9: American Legacies
    02-23-2021 | 7:00 PM | WellCore Event

    The Office of Multicultural Experience & Learning will be presenting a historical presentation on the purpose, growth and legacy of black Greek Letter organizations in America.

    Wednesday, February 24

  • The Courage To Be
    02-24-2021 | 3:30 PM | Chapel

    Courage is a virtue that is essential to our struggle for social justice and liberation. "Paul Tillich once said, courage is directly tied to being or a self-affirmation of one's being." One that Black culture and the Black Church have exemplified for generations. This is the kind of courage that we witness in the story of Hagar. Hagar's story is one of exploitation and persecution suffered by an Egyptian slave at her Hebrew mistress's hands, yet she exemplified courage in her being. A story that is familiar to many women, especially Black women. This type of courage can only come from a higher power. Join us and preacher, Nicole Tolliver, Minister at The Grove Nashville, to discuss the courage of Hagar and how we, too, can exhibit courage in our being.

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Additional opportunities for experience & learning within Nashville

National Museum of African American Music

Tennessee State Museum

Reflections: Poets on Black History in Tennessee

Lunch & Learn - The History of North Nashville: Building a Community