Black History Month At Texas A&M 2020
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.