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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

  • "I'm Black And" Write on the Wall Project
    02-02-2022 | Gabhart student center

    Wednesday, February 2

  • “Science, Race, and Medicine” w/ Dr. Charmaine Royal
    02-02-2022 | 10:00 AM | Chapel

    Dr. Charmaine Royal is Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University. She provides leadership for the Duke Initiative for Science & Society; the Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference; and the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation. Co-sponsored by the Colleges of Health Sciences & Nursing, Pharmacy, Sciences & Mathematics and Medicine

    Friday, February 4

  • “Lament, Rage, and the Practice of Solidarity” w/ Cole Arthur Riley
    02-04-2022 | 10:00 AM | Chapel

    As a writer and liturgist, founder and writer of Black Liturgies, Cole Arthur Riley asks us to consider how the contemplative Christian tradition can help us live more embodied lives that seek to bring justice and liberation to marginalized people and communities.

    Monday, February 7

  • Black Voices Movement
    02-07-2022 | 6:00 PM | Gabhart Chapel

    We will be in partnership with the Black Voices Movement to host a night of worship!

  • Screening of MalcolmX
    02-07-2022 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Johnson Center 115 (Large Theater)Register

    Join us for a screening of Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992) on the BIG SCREEN with a formal discussion led by professor, Dr. Peter Kuryla. Cultural Well-being WELL Core Credit provided!

    Wednesday, February 9

  • Don’t Touch My Hair
    02-09-2022 | 10:00 AM | Massey Classroom 110

    Hosted by: BSA

    A convo discussing microaggressions against people of color/marginalized groups specifically at a predominantly white institution.

    Thursday, February 10

  • Assessing Company Culture During the Interview
    02-10-2022 | 4:00 PM | Massey Boardroom

    This event will help students better understand company culture and “fit” and how to gain insight into an organization prior to being hired.

    Friday, February 11

  • Food Truck Friday (partnering w/ BSA)
    02-11-2022 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM |
    • Better than Yo Mama's
    • Creole Roll
    • Bag Lady's Chip and Fry Co.

    Monday, February 14

  • CHAPEL: Worship w/ BSA Choir
    02-14-2022 | 10:00 AM | Chapel

    Wednesday, February 16

  • Creating a Safe & Respectful Environment for Students in the Classroom
    02-16-2022 | 10:00 AM | JAAC 1034

    Whether or not a student feels safe and respected in the classroom can greatly impact that student's ability to thrive and be successful that semester. Join the GPS Office as we explore how students can grow in their awareness of students' experiences in the classroom, as well as discuss why it is important, and what it looks like, to foster safe spaces for all students at Belmont. Helping us discuss these topics will be a panel of student representatives from the following organizations: Black Student Association, Best Buddies, and HOPE Council.  

  • The Freedmen's Bureau Transcribe-A-Thon
    02-16-2022 | 10:00 AM | Bunch Library, Room 300Register

    Celebrate Black History Month by making history accessible to scholars, historians, and the public. Bunch Library is hosting a Transcribe-a-thon for students who want to help bring history into the 21st century. Bring your laptop to the library and we’ll show you how to get started transcribing historical documents. We’ll contribute to the Freedmen’s Bureau Transcription Project, making records from the Bureau accessible online. 

    Monday, February 21

  • Social Media Takeover on CEMB accounts
    02-21-2022 | All Day | CEMB

    Follow along on Instagram @CurbCollege as CEMB students Miracle Awonuga and Chandel Shanklin takeover the account to highlight their accolades on campus as well as opportunities they’ve had with Black businesses and organizations related to data, journalism, emerging media, creative entertainment industries, and video production.

  • "Vulnerability of Marginalized Groups in Climate Change" Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd
    02-21-2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Virtual

    Hosted by: BeWellBU and Department of Environmental Science

  • Dr. Joseph Cooper
    02-21-2022 | 5:30 PM | JAAC 4th Floor Conference Room

    Hosted by: Sports Administration & BeWellBU Committee

    Dr. Cooper is an expert in racism, race, and oppression in sport and is endowed chair of sport leadership at UMASS Boston. In addition, he serves as a special assistant to the chancellor for black life.

    Wednesday, February 23

  • Belmont x InnerG Collaboration
    02-23-2022 | 10:00 AM | FitRec Recreational Gym

    A conversation about black health and wellness, focusing specifically on the health and wellness challenges that disproportionately impact people and communities of color and the steps and strategies that these people and communities can take to combat these challenges. Following the conversation, students will go through a guided yoga flow to put into practice the strategies that were previously discussed.

    Thursday, February 24

  • Soul Cypher
    02-24-2022 | 6:00 PM | Location TBD

    Sunday, February 27

  • SAPB Movie Night
    02-27-2022 | 5:00 PM |

    Movies include:

    • Respect - 5:00 PM
    • King Richard - 7:30 PM

    Monday, February 28

  • “A Place to Belong” w/ Mika Edmondson
    02-28-2022 | 10:00 AM | Chapel
  • Suicide Prevention & Stigmas in Mental Health panel discussion w/ Dr. Georgetta Harris Wyatt & Angie Bryant
    02-28-2022 | 10:00 AM | Bunch Library Multi-Media Room

    Hosted by: the Counseling Center

  • Black Business Expo
    02-28-2022 | 10:00 AM | Location TBD

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