In Celebration of Black History Month

Augustana University plans events in honor of Black History Month

Event Details

Date: February 26 - February 27, 2018

Ticket Info: Open to the public

Join us for a series of events on campus in honor of Black History Month sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Office.

  • Monday, Feb. 26: Big Questions & Needed Conversation. What does it mean to be an American? Is there a set of values, a religion, or a birthplace required to be one? Sponsored by Augie Connects and the Diversity and Inclusion Office.
    • 7-8 p.m. in the Back Alley


  • Tuesday, Feb. 27: The Famous Ethiopian Coffee. ASU, IPO and the Writing Center are collaborating to celebrate black history month with presentations and games.
    • 7-8 p.m. in the Writing Center


  • Tuesday, Feb. 27: Race, Culture and the Impact on Self. Campus Life, East Hall and the Diversity and Inclusion Office are collaborating to celebrate black history month with an in-depth look at our society and how you identify with it.
    • 7-8 p.m. in the 3-in-1 Room, Morrison Commons


Past February events:

  • Wednesday, Feb 14: Lunch and Learn — "African Americans in the Media, is There Fair Representation?" Learn how to differentiate between the negative connotations of the influential heritage. Black History is American History.
    • Noon in the 3-in-1 room, Morrison Commons
  • Thursday, Feb 15: A conversation with Jason Sole, criminal justice educator, author and president of the Minneapolis NAACP. Sole will share his thoughts on current issues of social change and memoirs of his personal story of hope, resilience and second chances from his book "From Prison to Ph.D."
    • 7 p.m. Madsen Center 201 
  • Sunday, Feb 18: Third Sunday Archeology Program — "The 'Audacious' Children of Africa and Their Circuitous Route to Nebraska." Come hear the story of Dewitty, Nebraska, later renamed Audacious, and the Black homesteaders who founded it. This event is sponsored by Augustana Archeology Laboratory and is free and open to the public.
    • 2 p.m., Edith Mortenson Center Theatre


Mark Blackburn
Director of Multicultural Programs
Office of Diversity and Inclusion