A guide to Black History Month events on campus

Black History Month is celebrated throughout February every year – and the campus community has planned a series of events, talks and activities.

“These events provide the Carolina community with an opportunity to recognize the many contributions, leadership, and advocacy, past and present, of our Black students, faculty, and staff,” said Vice Provost at the Equity and Inclusion and Director of Diversity Leah Cox. in a report.

Here are some events happening on campus throughout the month of February that are open to students and staff:

2022 Black History Month Conference

On February 9, Marcia Chatelain, professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University and author of “South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration”, will give the Afro History Month lecture -american university 2022. Chatelain’s work focuses on the history of women and girls and black capitalism.

She is the recipient of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in History, as well as the Hagley Prize in Business History and the Lawrence W. Levine Award for Candor from the Organization of American Historians.

His conference will take place via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Access and registration information is available online.

Race and Memory at UNC with William Sturkey and Danita Mason-Hogans

On Feb. 18, UNC Associate Professor of History in the History Department William Sturkey and civil rights historian Danita Mason-Hogans will discuss the history of race and memory at UNC from the founding days of the university until today.

The discussion will take place in the University Hall of Hyde Hall at 2 p.m.

Live performance of Blood Done Sign My Name by Mike Wiley

February 27, the Friday Center for Continuing Education hosts actor and playwright Mike Wiley. He will perform Timothy Tyson’s book, “Blood Done Sign My Name”.

“Blood Done Sign My Name” tells the story of the brutal 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow, a black man from Oxford, North Carolina, who was chased from a local store by three white men and beaten and shot. Despite eyewitness reports, an all-white jury acquitted the men.

Wiley’s performance is accompanied by Gospel Scholar and singer Mary D. Williams.

The performance will take place from 3 p.m., followed by a thirty-minute question-and-answer session. Registration is requested before the event.

Black Student Movement Events Collection

UNC’s BSM is hosting a collection of interactive Black History Month events throughout February with different topics for each event. Events and resources range from a music playlist curated by BSM to conversations about radical black love and dating in a predominantly white institution.

You can find more details about each event on BSM Twitter.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events that were canceled last month due to weather and COVID-19 have since been postponed. The MLK Memorial Banquet will be held February 20 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The MLK Conference and Awards Ceremony will be held February 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carolina Union Great Hall.

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