Black History Month

February is Black History Month

As part of Indiana University’s commitment to create environments in which all students, faculty, and staff feel welcomed, the university is proud to honor the backgrounds and identities of the members of IU’s community through heritage month celebrations. Supported by OVPDEMA, IU’s 2018 Black History Month celebration includes a variety of programming, such as discussion panels, lectures, musical performances, film screenings, and other activities on each of its campuses.

The vast majority of these events are open to the entire IU community and its neighbors, so OVPDEMA encourages you to participate and learn more about the black experience and its past, present, and future contributions to society.

University Wide Black History Month events

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

11:00 AM 1:00 PM

IU Kokomo: Kelley Center, Room 210


Race and political culture is the discussion topic for this event.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

1:00 PM 2:00 PM

IU Northwest: Library/Conference Center, Room 110


Bryon Hurt, an award-winning filmmaker, explores the African American culinary tradition of soul food, focusing on its impact on health.

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IU Bloomington's Black History Month

IU Bloomington 2018  black history month

The theme of Indiana University Bloomington's 2018 Black History Month celebration, “Black and Free,” symbolizes not only the historical achievements of African Americans, but also the transformative power of education to unlock one’s potential.

The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, an OVPDEMA program, hosts a wide variety of events for students, faculty, and staff. In addition, collaborations and partnerships among campus and community organizations support an array of activities throughout February that celebrate the black experience.

See the IUB's Black History Month events