Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Black History Month 2019 poster

Black History Month is a month-long celebration in February of the achievements and historiographies of African Americans.

 

The celebration’s history starts with Carter G. Woodson, an American historian, author, and journal. In September of 1915, Woodson founded what is now known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), an organization dedicated to researching, promoting, and preserving the lives, history, and culture by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. In 1926, ASALH sponsored a national Negro History week. The event grew from local communities to college campuses. By 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month. He invited Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

 

This year's focus is on tying together the critical linkages around Soul Train circa 1970s. Use the hashtag #UMhasSoul to promote our powerful listings of events throughout social media.


BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS 2019

Sunday, Feb 3: Soul Food Sundays BHM Kickoff
Trotter Multicultural Center
1443 Washtenaw Ave
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Tuesday, Feb 5: Soul Train Screening
Trotter Multicultural Center
1443 Washtenaw Ave
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

Thursday, Feb 7: 5 Under 10 Alumni Panel and Networking
Ross School of Business, Room 210
701 Tappan St
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Friday, Feb 8: What Men Want: An Outing at Cinemark
Rave Cinemas Ann Arbor 20
4100 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti
PICKUP: West Quad (7:00 PM and 7:30 PM)
541 Thompson St
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

Sunday, Feb 10: Soul Food Sundays w/ Special Guest NAACP
Trotter Multicultural Center
1443 Washtenaw Ave
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Monday, Feb 11: Harold Green Poetry Workshop When I Grow Up x Self Love
West Quad, Asubuhi Lounge
541 Thompson St
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Wednesday, Feb 13: Black Mental Health and Self Love with Demetrius Harmon
Weiser Hall, Room 170
500 Church St
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Thursday, Feb 14: H.E.A.D.S. Speed Dating
West Quad, West Quad Connector
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Sunday, Feb 17: Soul Food Sundays w/ Special Guest BSU
Trotter Multicultural Center
1443 Washtenaw Ave
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Monday, Feb 18: Vision Board Party
School of Social Work
1080 S University Ave
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Monday, Feb 18: We Rise Documentary
Haven Hall, Room 5511
505 State St
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Tuesday, Feb 19: Anti-Racism Teach In
West Quad, West Quad Connector
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Wednesday, Feb 20: FGM: Beyond Borders
Mosher-Jordan Hall, Nikki Giovanni Lounge
200 Observatory St
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

Friday, Feb 22: Day of Service: Readers & Best
Holmes Elementary, Ypsilanti, MI (Pick up at Ginsberg Center)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Saturday, Feb 23: Museum Day: Motown Museum, Charles Wright Museum
RSVP and reserve your spot!
PICKUP: Student Activities Building (11:30 AM)
515 Jefferson St
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Saturday, Feb 23: BSU x BHM Movie Night
Trotter Multicultural Center
1443 Washtenaw Ave
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

Sunday, Feb 24: BOUND Screening
Trotter Multicultural Center
1443 Washtenaw Ave
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Sunday, Feb 24: Soul Food Sundays BHM Closing Ceremony
Trotter Multicultural Center
1443 Washtenaw Ave
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Sunday, Feb 24: BSU Colorism Dialogue
Trotter Multicultural Center
1443 Washtenaw Ave
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Monday, Feb 25: Black Panther Screening
School of Social Work
1080 S University Ave
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Wednesday, Feb 27: Black On Wax Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
Michigan League, Koessler Room
911 N University Ave
6:22 PM - 9:30 PM