Celebrating Black History

Mary Baldwin University celebrates Black History Month this year with workshops, exhibitions, storytelling, and performances around the theme of Black History Matters: Lifting the Veil. See below for a full list of events. 

Credit: National Park Foundation

Art exhibition, Works by William E. Johnson

  • On view through March 5, 2021, Hunt Gallery
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Effective Allyship Workshop with Dr. Boderick Sawyer

  • 11 a.m. on January 18, virtual (registration required)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service

Libations Black History Literary Arts Contest

  • Please submit entries by February  26. See the call for submissions poster for more information or contact Adrieanna Vest Turner

Say it Loud: A Celebration of Blackness with Minority Clubs United

  • 5 p.m. on February 1, Student Activities Center

First Fruits Festival: Celebration of Achievements

  • TBA, postponed

Kuumba Players Black Film Festival

  • February 6, Francis Auditorium
  • 3 p.m. Hollywood Shuffle
  • 6:30 p.m. The Wiz
  • 9 p.m. Dreamgirls

“They’ve Gotta Have Us” Docuseries and Dialogue with the Black Student Alliance

  • 5 p.m. on February 10, 17, and 24, Francis Auditorium

Men with Vision: Celebrating our Black Queens

  • 6 p.m. on February 12, Hunt Gallery 

African American Read-In

  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. (convocation hour) on February 18 and 25, virtual 

Black Male Matters: How to Find Wellness Amid Racial Trauma

  • 5:30 p.m on February 18, Miller Chapel (registration required)

Taste of the African Diaspora with the Caribbean Student Alliance, Afrikan Student Kollective, Minority Clubs United

  • 6 p.m. on February 20, Student Activity Center

Carl Broman Concert with the award-winning Sphinx Virtuosi

  • 7:30 p.m. on February 22, virtual

My Story Matters: Our Network of Narratives — The sharing of journeys as Black professionals, students, and people across the diaspora

  • 6 p.m. on February 24, Francis Auditorium

 A Hip-Hop Hermeneutic: How the Music Speaks to our Spirit

  • 5 p.m. on February 25, Francis Auditorium

Melanin Monologues with the Kuumba Players, Black Student Alliance, Libations

  • 7 p.m. on February 28, Francis Auditorium

Please note: attendees at all on-campus events must adhere to MBU’s face covering and social distancing policies.