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Black History

History of Black History Month

It’s Black History Month 2021!

This guide highlights a list of campus and local events being held online throughout the month of February hosted and sponsored by several University organizations and offices including Beauregard Center, Black Student Union, Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, Center for Humanities/COLA, Community, Equity and Diversity officeNH Listens/Carsey School of Public Policy, MUB Events and Programs, Museum of Art/College of Liberal Arts, Music Hall of Portsmouth, SHARPP.

On the library resources tab, UNH community members can access a small selection of books which feature black history and authors of color that will be available all year round. You can search for more through the Library Search Box

To learn more about Black History Month and how to stay engaged as an anti-racist throughout the year, here are some resources.

Center for Racial Justice in Education

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Teaching Tolerance: Why We Need Black History Month

I AM 400 Art Banner

If you are on the Durham campus, come take a look at the I AM 400 art banner in Dimond Library, which features a collection of portraits of African Americans by artists Jerome W. Jones, Jr and his son Jeromyah Jones. Their art takes you on a 400 year journey highlighting both little-known and widely-celebrated pioneers from American history. Learn more about the Art of Jerome and Jeromyah Jones.

Campus and Local Events

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Amplify: Turning up the Volume on Black Voices NPR Podcasts

A virtual podcast and chat series focused on centering Black voices and experiences. 
Fri, 2/5, 2-3pm
Fri, 2/12, 2-3pm
Fri, 2/19, 2-3pm
Fri, 2/26, 2-3pm

For more information and registration

Event sponsored by Beauregard Center and SHARPP

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Family Feud Game Night

Wed, Feb 24, 7-8pm

Enjoy a lively Black History Month themed Family Feud Game.  Teams will battle it out as they collectively use their knowledge of culture, food, music, actors/actresses, athletes, etc. to see who will emerge as the winning team. 

Event sponsored by Black Student Union, Beauregard Center and  Community, Equity, and Diversity office

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Student Panel Discussion: Anti-Racism, Equity, and Womxn

Fri, Feb 26, 9-10am

Panelist include: Emily Baker, senior in Anthropology and McNair Scholar, Taryn Duncan, senior Women's and Gender Studies minoring in Anthropology and Justice Studies, Curtis Linton, Senior, McNair Scholar,  student-athlete in Mechanical Engineering, and Julian Maduro, Justice Studies and English dual major and McNair Scholar.

Event sponsored by: Dept of Education and The Aulbani J. Beauregard Center for Equity, Justice and Freedom

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It Happened in New Hampshire: Black History in the Granite State

Sun, Feb 28, 2-4pm

Panelists Sharon Jones, Renay Allen, and Barbara Baker Williams will share historical narratives on leaders in the Black Revolutionary War and during the Civil Rights Movement.

Event sponsored by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire

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Foundations for Allyship, Accompliceship and Community Change

March 6 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (staff, faculty, administrators) - Zoom  (break from 12-2pm)

These day-long workshops will provide an opportunity for students, staff and faculty interested in learning more about how to be a better ally, friend, student, colleague, partner, etc., to reflect with others about possibilities in our lives for working towards change in ways that are thoughtful and caring.

Event sponsored by Beauregard Center and SHARPP

Online Events