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Black History Month

An exciting calendar of events including lectures, dinner and other activities, is underway as Arkansas State University celebrates Black History Month, Feb. 1-28.

Friday, February 1, 06:00 PM

Pink Goes Red: Mixed Fit & Zumba

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Upsilon and Kappa Nu Omega chapters are hosting a "Pink Goes Red" collaborative workout Feb. 1, in support of heart health for Black women and women across the globe, at the Jonesboro Kindergarten Center. The "Mixed Fit & Zumba" class starts at 6 p.m.

Location: Other
Other: Jonesboro Kindergarten Center

Monday, February 4, 11:00 AM

Black History Month Kick-Off Event

The Black History Month Committee will host the Black History Month Kick-off on Monday, Feb. 4, @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Reng Student Union.

During the event, participants will learn the BHM 2019 theme, learn facts about Black history, mingle with NPHC organizations, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the A-State Black Student Association, and get an overview of events for the month. Cake and punch will be served!

Location: Student Union
Room: Open Court

Tuesday, February 5, 03:30 PM

BHM Book Discussion of Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times

Arkansas State University Museum will observe Black History Month by hosting two events. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch and Dr. Gary Edwards will discuss their book, "Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times," from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Book signing and refreshments will follow.

Location: Museum
Room: Auditorium

Friday, February 8, 06:00 PM

Strong-Turner Soul Food Dinner

The Strong-Turner Chapter of the A-State Alumni Association, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Upsilon chapter, will host the annual Soul Food Dinner on Friday, Feb. 8, starting at 6 p.m. in the Military Science Building, 1921 Aggie Road.

Location: Military Science

Saturday, February 9, 09:00 AM

BHM Living Legends Breakfast

The first Black History Month Living Legends Breakfast, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 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. at First National Bank Arena.

Please RSVP here.

Location: First National Bank Arena
Room: Haymes Room

Tuesday, February 12, 03:00 PM

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

As part of our Black History Month celebration, we invite you to join us for the PBS documentary, "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise."

Location: Museum
Room: Auditorium

Wednesday, February 13, 02:00 PM

Living Black History Museum

The Black Student Association will host the "Living Black History Museum" Wednesday, Feb. 13. Students, faculty and staff will present representations of African American icons, with an emphasis on local hidden figures who have contributed to African American culture, especially at A-State. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall of the Reng Student Union.

Location: Centennial Hall

Monday, February 18, 07:00 PM

SAB/BSA Collaboration, "The Hate U Give" Viewing

The Student Activities Board and the Black Student Association have teamed up to present a free viewing of "The Hate U Give" in the Student Union Auditorium. "The Hate U Give" is based on the best-selling novel of the same title.

Read more about "The Hate U Give" here: https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-hate-u-give

Location: Student Union
Room: Auditorium

Friday, February 22, 02:00 PM

Black Student Association Cookout

The BSA cookout will start at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Pavilion.

Location: Pavilion

Saturday, February 23, 12:00 PM

Black History Quiz Bowl

The Black Professionals Network of Jonesboro will host the fifth annual Black History Quiz Bowl Saturday, Feb. 23, at 12 noon in the Student Union auditorium.

Location: Student Union
Room: Auditorium

Monday, February 25, 06:00 PM

Natural Hair Forum

The Natural Hair Forum, presented by Sister II Sister mentoring organization, will start at 6 p.m. in Centennial Hall, Monday, Feb. 25.

Location: Centennial Hall

Thursday, February 28, 07:00 PM


Evolve, with Multicultural Affairs, Ejji Studios, and the Black Student Association presenting art, hair, music, fashion and entertainment from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s, wraps up the month of celebration Thursday, Feb. 28, starting at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall.

Location: Centennial Hall

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.