Celebrating Black History Month!

Each year since 1976, we spend the month of February recognizing the often-neglected history and achievements of Black Americans.

Historian Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and The Journal of African American History. Photo from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Below is a curated list of some of the available events, resources, and information about Black History Month. Note: most of the events require registration; to register, please follow the provided links. If you have questions or suggestions, please reach out to your local B&F Diversity Working Group member.


Information about Black History Month:


Resources / Exhibits related to Black History Month:

  • Story, Word, Sound, Sway
    • Exhibition at the Stamps Gallery on Central Campus. The exhibition will be on display until February 28, 2021. The gallery is open on Tuesdays and Fridays to MCard holders only.


Events related to Black History Month (listed in chronological order):

  • Flash Talk | Ancient Africa in the Time of Black Lives Matter: Writing a New Archaeology of Kush
  • Musicology Lecture: National Anthems: Signifiers of Dominance and Oppression
  • The Future of Art: “Art and Activism: Designing the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia”
  • The Intersections of Black LGBTQ+ Identity and Mentorship
  • Just Mercy
    • Screening available from Sunday, February 14, at 12:00 AM until Tuesday, February 16, at 11:59 PM
    • Discussion held on Tuesday, February 16, from 5:00-6:00 PM
    • More information and registration link here: https://events.umich.edu/event/81618
  • The Clements Bookworm: “Framing Identity” Online Exhibit, Representations of Empowerment and Resilience in the Black Experience
  • Let’s Talk About Institutional Change: UM’s Past, Present, and Future