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Black History Month

Black History Month 2020

The full Black History Month calendar for 2020 is coming soon.

Monday, February 3, 11:00 AM

BHM 2020 Kick-Off Event

Join the BHM committee as we kick-off Black History Month 2019. Come learn all about the events for the month, win prizes, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Association at A-State. Cake and punch will be served.

Location: Student Union

Thursday, February 6, 03:00 PM

Opening Reception for “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights”

Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, a traveling exhibition at Arkansas State University will trace how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28, Arkansas State University Museum will host "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights."  The public is invited to a reception celebrating the opening, 3‑5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Museum.

The nationally touring exhibition is made possible through NEH on the Road, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  Adapted for the tour by Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), the exhibition continues through March 16 at A-State.

Location: Museum

Friday, February 7, 06:00 PM

Annual S-TAC Soul Food Dinner

The Strong-Turner Chapter of the A-State Alumni Association and the A-State Multicultural Center will host the annual Soul Food dinner Friday, Feb. 7. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. in the Military Science Building, 1921 Aggie Road, as an evening of food and fellowship.

Location: Military Science

Monday, February 10, 05:00 PM

Fazoli’s Fun!

The NAACP Executive Board will be serving friends and family at Fazoli’s Italian
Diner. All proceeds will go to the Arkansas State University IMAGE Award scholarship.

Location: Other

Tuesday, February 11, 09:00 AM

R.E.A.C.H The Youth

The NAACP Arkansas State Chapter will visit Jonesboro Math and Science
Elementary to read black history books to students grade first through third.

Location: Other

Wednesday, February 12, 11:00 AM

Birthday BASH

NAACP will host a small celebration to observe the founding of the NAACP on
February 12, 1909.

Member pictures will be at 12:30pm.

Location: Student Union

Wednesday, February 12, 07:00 PM

Game Night

This will be a small gathering of the community and students for fellowship and
fun as we celebrate NAACP founders day.

Location: Student Union

Thursday, February 13, 06:00 PM

NoCap pt2: What School Didn’t Teach Me

An interactive discussion about the various things school before college failed to
teach us to better prepare for the “real world”.

Location: Student Union

Friday, February 14, 09:00 AM

Instagram #AStateBlackLove Contest

An Instagram contest to promote the love of Arkansas States NAACP members as well as the members of the Arkansas State community. The couple with the most likes will receive a Valentines day package.


Location: Other

Thursday, February 20, 11:00 AM

Living Black History Museum

Students, faculty, and staff at Arkansas State University are bringing to life a live art museum. There will be representation of Pan African leaders and Pan Africanism. Guests are welcome to attend at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., or 6 p.m.

Location: Student Union

Thursday, February 20, 03:00 PM

Hearing Race and Region in Popular Music

Karl Hagstrom Miller will speak on “Hearing Race and Region in Popular Music” from 3-5 p.m. in the Museum auditorium.

Location: Museum

Friday, February 21, 09:00 AM

Implicit Bias Conference

St. Bernards Healthcare and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at Arkansas State will host a conference, “LEAAPing into Diversity & Inclusion.” The conference will promote awareness of implicit bias and tools for mitigating its effect. Participants will be introduced to diversity and inclusion terms and their importance, followed by break-out sessions that focus on implicit bias within specific professional fields. Registration is $30, and includes breakfast and lunch.

More details are in the online news release.

Location: Other

Sunday, February 23, 11:00 AM

BSA Week: Church Service

Join the Black Student Association for a church service as we kick off Black Student Association Week.

Location: Other

Sunday, February 23, 05:00 PM

BSA Week: Like Mike vs. Roll Bounce/Cascade

This event is part of the Black Student Association Week activities.

Location: Red WOLF Center

Monday, February 24, 10:00 AM

BSA Week Kickoff

Join us for music and cookies; wear your red BSA shirts. More events for Black Student Association Week will be added soon!

Location: Student Union

Saturday, February 29, 09:00 AM

Living Legends Breakfast

The second Black History Month Living Legends Breakfast, on Saturday, Feb. 29, will honor Arkansas natives who have excelled in their careers, enriched their communities, and inspired the younger generation to greatness. The breakfast starts at 9 a.m. in the Reng Student Union Spring River Room.

Location: Student Union

Saturday, February 29, 07:00 PM

EVOLVE, with Multicultural Affairs and Ejji Studios

EVOLVE, with Multicultural Affairs and Ejji Studios, will highlight Black art, hair, music, fashion and entertainment, wrapping up the month of celebration Saturday, Feb. 29, starting at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall.

Location: Student Union

For more information about Black History Month, contact the Multicultural Center, Room 3003 of the Reng Student Union, (870) 680-4052 or AStateMC@AState.edu.