Black History Month

Black History Month Events


Thursday, Feb. 21

Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series: African Americans and U.S. Social and Economic Justice: noon – 4 p.m. Sprague Carleton Room, Student Center. Presented by the African American Studies Program. Guests include Dr. Lewis Gordon, Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies University of Connecticut and Dr. Vibert White, professor of African American Studies Polk State University. Faculty presenters include Dr. Walton Brown-Foster, Dr. Evelyn Phillips, Dr. Beverly Johnson, Dr. Audra King, Dr. Reginald Simmons, Dr. Shaun Council, Prof. Steve Balkaran, and Dr. Benjamin Foster. Lunch and refreshments provided. For more information, contact Dr. Felton O. Best at

Tuesday, Feb. 26

16th annual Amistad Lecture: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Constitution Room, Memorial Hall. Dr. Nemata Blyden, professor of History at George Washington University, will present "The Amistad: Diasporic Encounters in the Black World." For more information, contact Dr. Olusegun Sogunro at (860) 832-2131 or Dr. Gloria Emeagwali at (860) 832-2815. Sponsored by the Amistad Committee, the Center for Africana Studies, and CCSU.

Thursday, March 21

Center for Africana Studies 25th annual Conference: 9 a.m., Alumni Hall. Celebrating 25 Years of Engaging the World on African Issues - Reimagining and Charting the Way Forward. Featuring lectures, performances, activities, and foods from Africa and the African Diaspora.