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Black History Month

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is celebrated each February in the United States. It recognizes the significant achievements made by the African American community in all aspects of American society. Activities and events all center around cultural, social, educational and spiritual programs.

The theme for 2019 is "Black Migrations." The Association for the Study of African American Life and History says the theme will focus on "the movement of African Americans to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities."

2019 Events

DJ Battle

DJ Battle 2019

Apollo Night
Friday, Feb 1st 7-9pm
Baker Ballroom

Apollo Night Variety Show is a talent show modeled after “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” a talent competition that originated in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.  This picture was taken at the event in 2019.

Apollo Night in Baker Ballroom 2019

Sibs Weekend Hip Hop Concert (Ft. Young Dolph)
Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium

Sibs Weekend Concert Young Dolph 2019

Anita Hill Documentary
Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. 
Athena Cinema

Minute to Win It (sponsored by BSCPB & Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.)
Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.
Multicultural Center - Multipurpose Room (Baker University Center 219)

BSCPB and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. collaborated for a fun Minute to Win It for the celebration of Alpha Week during Black History Month

Students playing minute to win it games 2019

Trends in Latin American Immigration: Past, Present and Future (Panel Discussion)
Friday, Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Alden Library (Room 316)

Know Your Rights (hosted by BSCPB and Kappa Alpha Psi)
Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.
Multicultural Center - Multipurpose Room (Baker University Center 219)

Celebration of Black Love (Day 1)
"Love and Basketball" Movie Screening (hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi)
Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.
Porter Hall

Celebration of Black Love (Day 2)
Love Sex and Romance (hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi, Kaleidoscope and BSCPB)
Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
Baker University Center TheaterAbout Black Love Day (BLD): BLD was founded in 1993 by Ayo Handy Kendi, founder/director of the African American Holiday Association. BLD is an African-centered, alternative to the commercial Valentine's Day with the spiritual goals of: encouraging: 1) black self-love instead of self-hatred; 2) increased peace to stop violence; 3) racial healing.

Construction of Blackness
Meet & Greet Forum

Turn out at the 2019 Construction of Blackness meet and greet forum

Black Empowerment Conference

Black Empowerment Conference turn out in 2019