Beginning Wednesday, February 1, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Civic Engagement will host a series of events celebrating Black History Month, and that hold to this month’s theme of “Community Resilience, Influence, and Impact.” 

  • Wednesday, February 1 – Black History 101 Mobile Museum
    • From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., tour the “Black History 101 Mobile Museum.” This exhibit, “Hip Hop at 50,” will display artifacts spanning over five decades of hip hop culture, mixed with artifacts from Africa, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Black Arts Movement. 
  • Thursday, February 2 – The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Keynote Lecture by Dr. Vanessa Holden
    • Dr. Vanessa Holden, Associate Professor from the University of Kentucky, will discuss the Nat Turner Rebellion and aftermath during the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Keynote Lecture from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Thursday, February 9 – Dr. Michael Dickinson Lecture
    • Dr. Michael Dickinson, Assistant Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, will discuss his new book, Almost Dead. This event will take place from 12:45 p.m. – 1: 45 p.m.  
  • Monday, February 13 – Dolly Marshall Presents “Why Cemeteries Matter”
    • Dolly Marshall, an Africana Studies major as well as historian and preservationist, will discuss how her personal journey to discover her family’s history led to a career change and exciting discoveries.

To register for these events and to learn additional details, visit