Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with these campus events, presented by student organizations and our academic departments: 

Black History Month


Life Share Blood Center Drive
Monday, Feb. 5 at 10 am to 3 pm -  SGA Drive (across from Sims Library)
Presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Schedule your donation.


Black History Kickoff
Monday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 pm - Student Union Breezeway
Presented by NAACP
Celebrate the culture and achievements of African Americans.


We Are Black History
Tuesday, Feb. 6 at noon - Student Union Breezeway
Presented by ELITE Women


Lecture: African-American Troops in World War II
Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 1 pm - Student Union Theatre
Presented by Department of History and Political Science
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Director of the Center for Continuing Studies and Professor of History at Xavier University Marcus Cox is the author of “Segregated Soldiers: Military Training at Historically Black Colleges in the Jim Crow South."


My Black Joy is Magic Poetry Show
Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 pm - Pennington Room 108
Presented by NAACP


Nupe Talk
Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 pm - Student Union Room 2216
Presented by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.


Bake Sale Fundraiser
Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 11 am - Main Campus
Presented by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


HIV Tabling
Monday, Feb. 19 at noon - Student Union East Lounge
Presented by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.


Culture Night
Monday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 pm - Student Union Theatre
Presented by Black Student Union
This annual talent showcase features students showing off their various talents, such as poetry, dance and singing, in honor of Black History Month.


Set the Record Straight
Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 11 am to 2 pm - Student Union E. Pavilion
Presented by Black Student Union
Stop by and share a song or lyric that resonates with you or shaped black culture in America.


Soul Food Night
Tuesday, Feb. 20 starting at 4 pm - Mane Dish
Presented by Dining Services


Young, Black & Gifted
Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 - Computer Science & Technology Building
Presented by MADE MEN


Film on the Field (moved indoors due to weather)
Tuesday, Feb. 20 and Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7pm - Student Union Theater
Presented by CAB
Watch the football classic "Remember the Titans"!  


Black Panther
Wednesday, Feb. 21 at AMC Theater at Hammond Square
Presented by Project PULL
RSVP Required and Full as of 2-19-2018


The Journey of High Fashion Designer Dr. Sophia Omoro
Thursday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 - Student Union Ballroom Room 3505
Presented by the Department of Languages


Trap Karaoke
Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 pm - Bone-a-Fide Wings in Hammond
Presented by Black Student Union


Afrikan Dance Class
Monday, Feb. 26 at 6:08 pm - Pennington 228
Presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 


Barbershop Talk
Monday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 pm - Student Union 2207
Presented by The Lion's Den


Back to Your Roots
Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7:15 pm - Location TBD
Presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


MISA Happy Hour
Wednesday Feb. 28 at 5 pm - Student Union Ballroom B and C
Presented by MISA


Southeastern Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale's “African-American Heritage”
Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 pm -  Pottle Music Building Auditorium 
Presented by Department of Music and Performing Arts
Free performance will celebrate African-American heritage through many forms of art, including spoken word, dance, and music such as classical, pop, and rap.


For more information about any of the above events, please contact the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs at (985) 549-2120 or

Sims Library is celebrating the lives & achievements of African-American history makers from Southeast Louisiana during Black History Month. Follow Sims Library on Twitter or Facebook as they post daily snapshots of people who made a difference locally and beyond. Each post has links to books/videos at Sims Library.

Black History Month

Thursday, February 1, 2018
by: Ashley Richardson