Black History Month

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

2019 Black Histroy Month

 


Boyz N' Da Yard

Monday, Feb. 4 from 6:30-7:30 - Student Union 2022
Come kick off Southeastern's NPHC Week with the men of the National Pan-Hellenic Council as they cover real-world topics. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council

 

Paint and Converse
Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6:30-8:30 pm - Student Union 2016
Paint Mardi Gras masks with the ladies of the National Pan-Hellenic Council - with a discussion on how to reveal your true legacy. Refreshments and supplies provided.
Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council

 

CAB Movie Night: Creed II
Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 and 9:30 pm - Student Union Theatre
Sponsored by CAB

 

"Trap" Grocery Bingo
Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6 pm and 8:30 pm - Student Union Theatre
Listen to the latest and greatest while you mark off your bingo cards!
Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council

 

CAB Movie Night: Creed II
Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6 and 8:30 pm - Student Union Theatre
Sponsored by CAB

 

Live Black History Museum
Monday, Feb. 11 at 6 pm - Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum & Veterans Archives
Talented Southeastern students will provide education on the history of influential African American people.
Sponsored by SGA, MISA, NAACP and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

 

A Black History Month Lecture by Chad Duffaut
Obstruction: African American Golfers and Southern Resistance in the Twilight of Jim Crow
Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 11:00 am - One of the most under appreciated narratives of the Civil Rights movement involves the sport of golf and the fight for equal access to proper facilities. To African American golfers, this fight represented an opportunity to take the next step in changing a broken system and erasing the cruel and unjust life of Jim Crow.
Sponsored by Southeastern Department of History and Political Science

 

African American Influence: Literature for Black History Month
Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 5 - 7 pm - Sims Library 3rd Floor
This panel will discuss important works of African American literature ranging from history to fiction, essays and autobiography. Together, the works offer a heroic narrative which examines the nuances and complexities found in African American literature.
Sponsored by Southeastern Department of English

 

Black Girl Magic
Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 7:13 - 9:30 pm - Fayard 109
This event is designed to commend African American women.
Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc

 

NPHC Step Show/Showcase
Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 7 - 8:30 pm in Pottle Hall Auditorium
Southeastern's NPHC fraternities and sororities will showcase their organizations through strepping, strutting, and sharing the histories of the groups.
Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council

 

Murder Mystery
Monday, Feb. 18 from 6 - 10 pm - Rec Center 107-108
Enjoy an evening of intrigue! 
Sponsored by the Black Student Union

 

Shook Ones
Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 7 - 9 pm in the Student Union Annex 2203
This forum will cover the topic of mental health and its importance in our everyday lives.
Sponsored by the University Counseling Center

 

Trap Karaoke
Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 7 - 9 pm - Tinsley Hall 105
Enjoy a night of laughter and fun by singing along to your favorite party music.

Sponsored by the Black Student Union

 

Black History Month Lecture by Dr. Peter Gratton
African Philosophy: Past and Future

Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 1 - 2 pm in Pottle Auditorium
For too long Africans were thought not to have cultural beliefs or even simply “tribal religions.” This talk demonstrates quickly just how false (and racist) this view is. First, Dr. Gratton quickly reviews the major trends in African philosophy, then discusses where the future of this set of philosophical traditions appears to be heading.

Sponsored by Southeastern Department of History and Political Science

 

Young, Black & Gifted
Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 6-9 pm at the SLU Contemporary Art Gallery
This event aims to bring awareness to Black History Month through all forms of art. 
Sponsored by MADE Men

 

Dance Class with Flipside
Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 7:30 - 9 pm at Rec Center Room 107
Come learn some new moves as well as education on the important of dancing in African culture.
Sponsored by the Black Student Union

 

Roll Bounce
Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 pm at Ponchatoula Skating Rink (located at 22024 LA 22 in Ponchatoula)
Sponsored by the Black Student Union

 

1st Annual African American History Celebration
Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 - 11 am at the CATE Teacher Education Center (KIVA)
The community is invited to this celebration of African American history., featuring an essay contest, cultural music and speakers.
Sponsored by Sons of Promise and Daughters of Destiny

 

Black History Month Lecture by Dr. Samantha Cavell
Mary Seacole - Breaking All Boundaries in the Victorian Age
Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 11 am - 12 pm in the Student Union Theatre
For more than a century the story of Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse and who aided thousands of British soldiers on the front lines of the Crimean War was lost in the long shadows cast by her rival, Florence Nightingale. But Mary Seacole’s remarkable journey from traditional healer and specialist in tropical medicine to beloved “mother” of the troops at Sevastopol stands as tribute to her steadfast belief in herself and her mission, and her iron will to overcome all obstacles, especially those of gender, race, and cultural bigotry.
Sponsored by Southeastern Department of History and Political Science

 

"A Splash of Jazz" - An African American Heritage Show
Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 pm in Pottle Auditorium
Entertainment showcasing the influence of Jazz throughout the generations.
Sponsored by Cultural Collision

 

MISA Mane Dish Takeover
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 5 pm in the Mane Dish
Sponsored by Dining Services and MISA

 

For more information about any of the above events, please contact the organization listed or the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs at (985) 549-2120 or multicultural@southeastern.edu.


Friday, February 1, 2019  
by: Ashley Richardson