MSU celebrates Black History Month

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February 1, 2021

Several virtual speakers, presentations and activities are planned at Morehead State throughout February to celebrate Black History Month.

Activities include:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m.: The True Black History Museum. This virtual program will take you through the collections of artifacts on a journey through the African American experience to educate others of the many significant contributions that African Americans have made to humanity.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m., ADUC Theater: Film screening and discussion, “Just Mercy.” Bryan Stevenson, a Harvard graduate, travels to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper legal representation. Walter McMillian, one of his first cases, is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence. Stevenson encounters racism and legal and political maneuverings as he tirelessly fights for McMillian’s life in the years that follow.
  • Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.: Virtual Paint and Chill, Black History Edition. Uniquely celebrate Black History Month by painting Black icons. Pick up your materials at the Eagle Diversity Education Center (ADUC 207) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Virtually join members of the MSU campus community for a night of music, painting, fellowship, and more.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: African American Read-In. The Camden-Carroll Library and the Eagle Diversity Education Center will host the African American Read-in virtually. Join us and participate in public readings of African American authors to establish literacy as a significant part of Black History Month.
  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.: Featured Speaker Dr. Stacey Pearson Wharton. Pearson-Wharton offers expertise and a positive approach for issues surrounding diversity, social justice, inclusion, and mental health to provide hope and healing in difficult times. She has dedicated herself to helping students maximize their learning, health and wellness, and personal growth.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.: Black History Month Bingo. What do you know about Black History Month and historical Black History Month heroes? Join Campus Activities Board for a Black History Month themed game of bingo.
  • Friday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Unified Leadership in Uncertainty. In honor of Black History Month, Military Initiatives welcomes Major General Kevin Vereen of Ft. Knox as a guest speaker to speak to the entire Eagle community.

Black History Month activities are sponsored by the Eagle Diversity Education Center, the Campus Activities Board, Camden-Carroll Library and the Office of Military Initiatives.

For details and access to virtual events, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/eaglelink, email [email protected] or call 606-783-9569.

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