Black History Month

Black History Month


Throughout February, Elizabeth City State University celebrates Black History Month, an annual tradition that celebrates the African American/Black experience. 

We invite you to participate in virtual and/or in-person educational, social, and cultural programs that are held on and off campus.  Feel free to visit this website often for up-to-date information.

2022 BHM Events

Grand Re-opening of Melvyn N. and Vonda Reed Riley Wellness Center
Beyond the Green Book: Elizabeth City’s African American Businesses News Story
featuring ECSU students, faculty, and alumni 
WTKR Morning News


7 pm | Community Connections: Erik Moses
Nashville Superspeedway President
Floyd L. Robinson Auditorium (and streaming)
The Dietician Is In
Bedell Cafeteria
Black History Month Night and Wellness Expo
ECSU Women's Basketball vs. Lincoln University
R.L. Vaughan Center
11 am-3 pm | Valentine's Day Social presented by Student Health Services
Ridley Student Center Bowling Alley
6 pm | Black Love Speaks presented by Student Counseling Services
Blood Drive sponsored by Student Health Services
Ridley Student Center Great Hall
"Moonlight" presented by G.R. Little Library and ECSU History Scholars
Library and Virtual
Campus Historic District Walking Tour led by Dr. Glen Bowman
Meet on the steps of Lane Hall
Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass
Floyd L. Robinson Auditorium, Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center
Community Connections: Psalmayene 24
G.R. Little Theater and streaming

Greg Johnson (University of Mississippi), Celebrating African American Voices: An Introduction to the University of Mississippi Blues Archive presented by the ECSU Music Library

Virtual Event

Register HERE:

Spoken Word Event presented by the Department of English and Digital Media
Game Night presented by G.R. Little Library
Freedmen. Surfmen. Heroes.: The Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Life-Saving Station
Museum of the Albemarle
Dr. Vanessa Holden, Surviving Southampton: African American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner’s Community
Made possible by generous support from Billie Reid, Agent at State Farm Insurance

Organized by the Academic Affairs Black History Month Committee

Inquiries: or

Black History Month campus events and activities are coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership and the Division of Academic Affairs.    

Office of Student Engagement & Leadership
Contact:| phone: 252.335.3511 

Division of  Academic Affairs

Contact: Melissa Stuckey,  and Chas Reed,