The United States has celebrated Black History Month since 1976, when President Gerald Ford officially acknowledged that the month be recognized as such. And on February 1, Stonehill will begin its month-long celebration of African-American history, with events planned throughout the month by the Office of Intercultural Affairs.
A list of these events and a brief description can be found below.
Conference on Diversity and Inclusion - Friday February 1, 4 p.m. Martin Auditorium
This opening event will offer students and faculty the chance to participate in sharing programs, teaching practices and student experiences that will improve the culture of belonging at Stonehill. The workshops will be participant driven and led by College staff and guests.
Black History Month Convocation - Thursday February 7, 4 p.m. Stanger 209
Members of the Stonehill community will share their stories about their life experiences in and out of the College. Their reflections and thoughts will prove to be insightful and thought provoking to honor Black history and experience this month.
Langston Hughes Project - Wednesday February 20, 7 p.m. Martin Auditorium
A multimedia performance featuring music, poetry, spoken word and a slide presentation of the Harlem Renaissance will cap off Stonehill's celebration of Black History Month. The presentation will recreate Langston Hughes' vision of global struggle for African Americans in the 1960's using iconic photos from one of America's most tumultuous times.
For more information, contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs at 508-565-1409.