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Black History Month At Texas A&M 2020

View a schedule of on-and off-campus events and activities throughout the month of February.
By Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications January 31, 2020

Black History Month

Several on- and -off- campus events will be held at Texas A&M University in observance of Black History Month this February, starting with a kick-off event Friday, Jan. 31.

Today’s event is presented by the Black Student Alliance Council, and begins at 6 p.m. at Rudder Forum.

Black History Month at Texas A&M sponsors include the Black Student Alliance Council, the Memorial Student Center Woodson Black Awareness Committee (MSC WBAC) and The Association of Former students.

Free Admission presented by the Brazos Valley African American Museum
Month of February, Brazos Valley African American Museum

Black History Month Kick-Off presented by BSAC
Jan. 31, 6 p.m. at Rudder Forum

Black History Month Exhibition presented by Texas A&M University Libraries
Feb. 3-28, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives

Pose: African-American LGBTQ+ Culture in 1980s presented by the GLBT Resource Center
Feb. 6., 3 p.m., Student Services Building Room 210

The Young Lords: A Radical History presented by Cantu Latinx Lecture Series / Latino/a & Mexican American Studies Program
Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m., Rudder 501

History Of Soul Food Dinner & Celebration presented by College of Engineering Access & Inclusion
Feb. 7, 6 p.m., Zachry 297-299

We Shall Overcome presented by MSC OPAS
Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., Rudder Auditorium. $10/$20

State Of The Black Aggie Symposium presented by BSAC
Feb. 8, 11 a.m., Rudder 510

Soulful Sunday – Too Many Hidden Figures presented by MSC WBAC
Feb. 9, 4 p.m., MSC 1400

Black Aggie Art Showcase presented by the Black Graduate Student Association
Feb. 10, 5 p.m., North Bryan Community Center

BHM Block Party presented by Texas A&M Health Science Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Feb. 10, 6 p.m., Park West

Difficult Dialogues On Campus Race Relations presented by the College of Liberal Arts
Feb. 10, 6 p.m., MSC 2300E

Coming to America presented by NAACP
Feb. 10, 7 p.m., Rudder 707

Health Informational Booth presented by Be The Match on Campus
Feb. 14, 10 a.m., inside and outside the MSC

BHM Thinkfast Gameshow presented by MSC WBAC
Feb. 16, 7 p.m., MSC 2400

Salute To The Divine 9 And Art Show presented by the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy, The Bush School of Government & Public Service
Feb. 17, 4:30, Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

Living Single In A Different World presented by NAACP
Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Rudder 707

1st and 10 Flag Football Tournament presented by Aggie Black Male Connection
Feb. 22, 11 a.m., Penberthy Intramural Fields

Networking Mixer For BFSN Mentoring Program presented by Black Former Student Network/College of Architecture/College of Engineering/Mays Business School
Feb. 22, 12 p.m., MSC 2300A

BHM Family Dinner presented by Black Graduate Student Association
Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m., Brazos Valley African American Museum

BHM Celebration Dinner presented by Texas A&M Health Science Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m., HPEB LL30

All Eyez On Me presented by NAACP
Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Rudder 707

Celebration of Black Culture and Education presented by College of Education & Human Development/Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture
Feb. 26, 11 a.m., MSC 2400

BHM Hump Day presented by BSAC
Feb. 26, 6 p.m., Gates Ballroom

Diversity Hackathon presented by College of Architecture Diversity Council
Feb. 28, 5 p.m., Langford Architecture Building

Afro-Latinx Festival by MSC WBAC/MSC Committee for the Awareness of Mexican American Culture
Feb. 28, 7 p.m., MSC 2400

19th Annual Appreciation Banquet presented by the Brazos Valley African American Museum
Feb. 29, 5 p.m., Hilton College Station, $60

Ebony Ball presented by BSAC
Feb. 29, 6 p.m., MSC Bethancourt D&E, $10/$15

The full calendar of events can be found on the Department of Multicultural Services website.

Also through the end of the month, the MSC Visual Arts Committee will present the “Everybody Gaines” exhibit in the Reynolds Gallery on the Texas A&M Campus. The exhibit features art and information related to Matthew Gaines, the former Texas state senator born into slavery who promoted the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas through the Morrill Act. As part of the 12th Texas Legislature, Gaines voted in favor of Senate Bill 276, which allowed the state to donate land for the purpose of establishing universities for agricultural and mechanical studies.

Image of artwork of Matthew Gaines on a wall in a gallery
The “Everybody Gaines” exhibit at the Reynolds Gallery runs through the end of February.

Sam Craft/Texas A&M Marketing & Communications

 

KAMU-TV/FM will also feature a slate of programming for Black History Month. The following programs are schedule to air throughout February:

  • “Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert with the Cleveland Orchestra” Feb. 20 at 1 a.m.
  •  “Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick” Feb. 3 at 10:30 p.m.
  • “America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell” Feb. 3 at 11 p.m.
  • “A Musical Evening with Harry Lennix”, will air on Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 1 a.m.
  • “An Evening with Debra Lee” Feb. 17 at 10:30 p.m.
  • “Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection” Feb. 24 at 10:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 1 a.m.

Media contact: Caitlin Clark, 979-458-8412, caitlinclark@tamu.edu.

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