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By Roanoke College News

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

Check the events calendar for programming through out the month. Any questions please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 540-375-2099.

Upcoming Black History Month Events

The Fall of Robert Mugabe: Will This Translate to a New Social, Economic and Political Dispensation in Zimbabwe: Terry Mutsvanga

Terry Mutsvanga is a multi-award winning human rights defender and documentary film maker, an experienced journalist, and an environmental advocate residing in Zimbabwe

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Date | Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Location: Wortmann Ballroom, Colket Center

Black History Month with Daryl Davis, Klan-Destine Relationships: A Black Race relations expert journeys into the KKK

Davis one of the most unique lecturers speaking about race relations.  Davis gives hope to audiences to feel empowered to confront their own prejudices an overcome fears to find common ground and peace among the most unlikely adversaries. 

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Date | Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Location: Wortmann Ballroom, Colket Center

Beth Macy Truevine presentation at Harrison Museum

Roanoke and Hollins are sponsoring a presentation with local writer BethMacy on her NY Times best seller Truevine. The event is co-sponsored with The Harrison Museum of African American Culture and will be held at the museum in downtown Roanoke. .

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Date | Time: Monday, February 26, 2018 | 5:30 PM
Location: Harrison Museum of African American Culture