In 1926 black historian Carter G. Woodson established a week in February to celebrate the history, contributions, and culture of African Americans. Fifty years later, during the country’s bi-centennial, the week was expanded to a month.
Today, Mary Baldwin University joins the nation in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Black History Month. For more information on these events, please contact the Office of African American and Multicultural Student Engagement at (540) 887-7131.
- February 3
- Gospel Music Workshop. 6-9pm, Francis Auditorium.
- February 4
- Annual Gospel Extravaganza.Postponed until April
- February 5
- Annual Recital and Tea. 3pm, Physical Activities Center Dance Studio.
- February 6
- Oratorical Contest for Grades 2&3. 6pm, Francis Auditorium.
- February 7
- Oratorical Contest for Grades 4&5. 6pm, Francis Auditorium.
- February 8
- Umoja House Open House and Tea. 4:30-6pm, Umoja House.
- February 11–12
- Kuumba Players’ production,For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf. 5pm, Nuthouse in Hunt Dining Hall. $3 for Mary Baldwin faculty/staff/students, $5 for general public.
- February 13–15
- Caribbean Cultural Awareness Week
- February 14
- Libations Poetry Reading. 7-9pm, Nuthouse in Hunt Dining Hall.
- February 17
- Black Student Alliance Talent Show. 7-9pm, Francis Auditorium.
Black Student Alliance Mixer. 10pm-2am, Student Activities Center.
- February 20
- Book Talk onShiftingby Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden. 7pm, Miller Chapel.
- February 21
- The 5thL (Poetry duo). 7pm, Francis Auditorium.
- February 22
- Acoustic Musician Rudy. 8pm, Nuthouse in Hunt Dining Hall.