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Celebrate Black History Month with CMSS

Black History Month began in 1926 as "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans.

Today, Black History Month provides all Americans the opportunity to celebrate the rich culture, heritage and achievements of black people. When we study and recognize Black History, we study ourselves and our national history!

Black History is American History.

Schedule of Events

CMSS Black History Month Kickoff 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 12:00 - 2:00 P.M., CMSS Lounges

Topics: Black History Month, CMSS Cultural Lounges and more.

CMSS First Friday's: Poetry Jam Edition 

Friday, February 4, 2022 at 6:00 P.M., Taylor Down Under (TDU)

In partmership with the Inter-Cultural Greek Council. Featuring: The Poetry Cafe.

Cultural Heritage Month Speaker 

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 7:00 P.M., Union Ballroom

Featuring Dr. Kimberly F. Monroe, Ph.D in African Diaspora History and a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from Howard University.

D.E.E.P. Impact Dialogue 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 7:30 P.M., SSC 1075

Join the DEEP Impact Diversity Educators in dialogue exploring celebrations and traditions throughout the African Diaspora.

Bystander Intervention Training

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 3:00 P.M, Virtual

In partnership with the Gandhi Center. Register Here:


What's On Your Plate?

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 6:00 P.M., In Person and Virtual

Special Guest: Chef Gerron Hurt, Masterchef's First Black/African American Winner:



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