Black History Month

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Each year a theme is announced by the founders of Black History Month, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in Washington DC. This year ASALH is celebrating their centennial and have chosen “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture” as their theme.

February is Black History Month at UNC

All Month

Bull’s Head Bookshop 20% Off Sale

Store Hours | Bull’s Head Bookshop
All books in the African American Studies section and all books by black authors are 20% off the regular price for the month of February. Discount cannot be combined with any other sale or coupon and applies to in-stock items only.
Sponsor: Bull’s Head Bookshop

January 21-February 8

Trouble in Mind

Curtain Times | Paul Green Theatre
The PlayMakers Repertory Company will be presenting Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress.
“Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must choose between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic penned by a real-life groundbreaker.” For ticket information, click here.
Sponsor: PlayMakers Repertory Company

February 1

Black History Month Kick-Off

12:00 Noon | The Pit
Join members of the Black Student Movement (BSM) in the Pit to kick off Black History Month (BHM) with cake and performances by Harmonyx and EROT (Ebony Readers/Onyx Theatre).
Sponsor: BSM

February 1-20

Remembering Nelson Mandela: From South Africa to Chapel Hill

Weekdays, 8 am-9 pm | FedEx Global Education Center
An exhibit of sketches, narratives and photographs that underscores the connections and parallels between South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, the history of civil rights at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the growing global consciousness about human and civil rights
Sponsors: African Studies Center and Global Relations, with support from the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Honors Carolina, the Institute of African American Research and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

February 3

2nd Annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture

5:30 pm | Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building Auditorium
Lifelong activist Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. will share his evolving perspectives on the value and urgent need for “freedom-fighting” social workers who can help lead toward a more positive and inclusive social transformation of our nation and world into a better place to live for all people.
Sponsor: UNC School of Social Work

February 4

Victoria Rovine Book Reading

3:30 pm | Bull’s Head Bookshop
UNC Associate Professor of Art History Victoria Rovine will be reading from her new book, African Fashion, Global Style: Histories, Innovations, and Ideas You Can Wear. Her book provides a lively look at fashion, international networks of style, material culture, and the world of African aesthetic expression. For more information, visit the event page.
Sponsor: Bull’s Head Bookshop

February 5

Writer’s Discussion Series—Candis Watts Smith

3:30 pm | Bull’s Head Bookshop
Assistant Professor of Political Science Candis Watts Smith will be discussing her book Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity. Her book provides a look into the effects of dynamic demographic change on Black identity and Black politics. For more information, visit the event page.
Sponsor: Bull’s Head Bookshop

Dark Girls

6:30 pm | Union 3201
Join the Beta Lambda Chapter of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated for a documentary screening and discussion of the film Dark Girls.
Sponsor: Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

February 6

Black and Blue Tour

3:00 pm | UNC Visitors’ Center
Visit the Visitors’ Center for the Black and Blue tour guided by UNC historian Cecelia Moore.
Sponsor: UNC Visitors’ Center

Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music

6:00 pm | Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
Author Barry Mazor will lead a book talk followed by a concert performed by Dom Flemons at 7:00 pm. For more information, visit the event page.
Sponsor: University Library

February 8

Trouble in Mind

2:00 pm | Paul Green Theatre
Join the members of the Black Student Movement for “Trouble in Mind.”
Sponsor: BSM

February 11

“Dear White People”

5:30 pm | Upendo Lounge
Join members of the Black Student Movement for viewing and discussion of “Dear White People.”
Sponsor: BSM

February 12

Trudier Harris Book Reading

3:30 pm | Bull’s Head Bookshop
Professor of English Trudier Harris will read from her new book Martin Luther King Jr., Heroism, and African American Literature. Her book studies King’s character and persona as captured and reflected in works of African American literature continue to evolve. For more information, visit the event page.
Sponsor: Bull’s Head Bookshop

February 13

Black and Blue Tour

3:00 pm | UNC Visitors’ Center
Visit the Visitors’ Center for the Black and Blue tour guided by UNC historian Cecelia Moore.
Sponsor: UNC Visitors’ Center

February 15

Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart

3:00 pm | The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Visit the Friday Center for a free theatrical performance by Mike Wiley of Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart, a one-man play about baseball legend Jackie Robinson and his experiences living in a segregated society. To register, go to the Friday Center website for more details.
Sponsor: The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

A Holy Evolution

4:00 pm | Upendo Lounge
Join members of the Black Student Movement for “A Holy Evolution.”
Sponsor: BSM

February 17

11th Annual African American History Month Lecture

7:00 pm | Stone Center Auditorium
Visit the Stone Center for the 11th Annual African American History Month Lecture given by Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad as he discusses “The Unbearable Likeness of Ferguson: the Origin Story of Now.”
Sponsors: African, African American and Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Black Student Movement, Center for the Study of the American South, College of Arts and Sciences, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Gillings School of Global Public Health,   History, Institute of African American Research, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Music, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, Religious Studies, School of Dentistry, School of Information and Library Science, Social and Economic Justice, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

February 18

Black Success Conference

5:30 pm | Stone Center Hitchcock Multipurpose Room
Visit the Stone Center for the Black Success Conference hosted by the Black Student Movement.
Sponsor: BSM

February 19

God Loves Uganda

7:00 pm | Stone Center
Visit the Stone Center for a special screening and discussion the documentary film God Loves Uganda.
Sponsor: LGBTQ Center

February 20

2015 Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecture

12:00 Noon | Old Clinic Auditorium
Join the UNC School of Medicine in welcoming Herman Taylor, MD for the 2015 Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecture. For more information, click here.
Sponsor: UNC School of Medicine

Black and Blue Tour

3:00pm | UNC Visitors’ Center
Visit the Visitors’ Center for the Black and Blue tour guided by UNC historian Cecelia Moore.
Sponsor: UNC Visitors’ Center

February 21

Tar Heel Trailblazers

12:00 Noon | Dean Smith Center
Come to the UNC men’s basketball game vs. Georgia Tech as the second class of Tar Heel Trailblazers are recognized by the athletic department. Features of the recipients will be posted on the Carolina Athletics website.
Sponsor: UNC Athletic Department

February 25

The Love Child of Freedom: The History and Birth of Hip-Hop

5:30 pm | Upendo Lounge
Join the members of the Black Student Movement for “The Love Child of Freedom: The History and Birth of Hip-Hop.”
Sponsor: BSM

February 26

All Tangled Up: the Controversy of Good vs. Bad Hair

6:30 pm | CLC 144
Join the Beta Lambda Chapter of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated on a discussion about hair and the controversy surrounding the idea of having “good hair” vs. “bad hair”.
Sponsor: Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

February 27

36th Annual Minority Health Conference

8:00 am to 4:30 pm | William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Join the Minority Student Caucus for the 36th Minority Health Conference. Multiple breakout sessions and speakers, including featured speaker Allison E. Aiello, Ph.D and keynote speaker William A. Darity, Jr., Ph.D. will present. For mores information and to register to attend, click here.
Sponsor: MSC and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Black and Blue Tour

3:00 pm | UNC Visitors’ Center
Visit the Visitors’ Center for the Black and Blue tour guided by UNC historian Cecelia Moore.
Sponsor: UNC Visitors’ Center

February 28

Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | the Rotunda of the UNC School of Law
Visit the Rotunda for the Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity (CRCGE) for discussion on the challenges of immigrants living in the Southern communities may experience. For more information, click here.
Sponsor: UNC School of Law

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