Black History Month
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Black History Month

 

Black History Month 2021
 
Because of the on-going pandemic, most 2021 Black History Month events will be held virtually. Unless otherwise noted, the public is invited to attend, but registration is required for all participants. The Association for the Study of African American Life (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month, is also hosting a program of free events as part of their Black History Month Virtual Festival. ECSU’s choir, under the direction of Dr. Walter Swan, will perform on Saturday 6 February as part of the ASALH celebration, From the Continent to the Americas: Foodways, Culture, and Traditions in the African American Family
 
Thursday, February 4 | 2-3:20 pm
“The Bittersweet Story of an Unusual Institution: the Albemarle Bank, 1919-1926”
Dr. Glen Bowman (History, ECSU)
 
Thursday, February 4th | 7 pm
Black History Themed Virtual Bingo (Campus Activities Board)
ECSU only (Vikings Engage app)
 
Saturday, February 6th | 2 pm
Mister and Miss ECSU Coronation
 
Sunday, February 7th | 7 pm
Film: Small Axe, ep. 1, “Mangrove” with Dr. Chas Reed (History, ECSU)
Amazon Prime subscription and Watch Party required
 
Tuesday, February 9th | 6 pm
Discussion: The Black Church: This is Our Story, This Is Our Song  (WRVS 89.9 and W18BB-TV)
Facebook Live Link
 
Thursday, February 11th | 2-3:20 pm
Black Families Poetry Reading
Dr. Synikka Alek-Chizoba Lofton (English, Norfolk State)
 
Thursday, February 11th | 3:30 pm
Soul-Food Food Truck (Campus Activities Board)
ECSU community only
 
Thursday, February 11th | 4:30 pm
African-American Literacy Read-In (English and Digital Media Department)
Registration Link
 
Saturday, February 13th | Time TBA
Virtual Valentine’s Event (Campus Activities Board)
ECSU Students only (Vikings Engage app)
 
Sunday, February 14th | 7 pm
Film: See You Yesterday with Dr. Latif Tarik (History, ECSU)
Netflix subscription and Teleparty required
 
Tuesday, February 16th | 9-11 pm
Film: The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
Part I on PBS North Carolina
 
Wednesday, February 17th | 9-11 pm
Film: The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

Part II on PBS North Carolina
 
Wednesday, February 17th | 7 pm 
Poetry Cafe (Campus Activities Board)
ECSU community only (Vikings Engage app)
 
Thursday, February 18th | 2-3:20 pm
“Large Enough to Serve You, Small Enough to Know You: The Mechanics and Farmers Bank and Black Banking Networks in the American South, Since 1908”
Dr. Brandon Winford (History, University of Tennessee)
 
Friday, February 19th | 9 am-2 pm
Cisco’s Connected Black Professionals – Research Triangle Park Chapter Virtual Black History Month College Day (Yolanda Carcana, Career Services)
ECSU Students only
 
Friday, February 19th | 11 am
African-American Cemetery Preservation Mini Conference: Day 1
 
North Carolina African American Cemetery Preservation Initiative
Ms. Angela Thorpe, Director of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission 
 
The Social and Historic Importance of African American Cemeteries  
Dr. Latif Tarik, Assistant Professor, History, ECSU 
 
Headstone Cleaning: A Virtual Lesson    
Ms. Melissa Timo, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
and/or Ms. Jessica Cosmas, Museum of the Albemarle 
 
Moderator and Zoom Facilitator 
Dr. Melissa Stuckey 
 
 
Saturday, February 20th | 11 am
African-American Cemetery Preservation Mini Conference: Day 2
 
Headstone Cleaning Practicum, Oak Grove Cemetery
ECSU community only

Sunday, February 21st | 7 pm
Film: Time with Dr. Melissa Stuckey (History, ECSU)
Amazon Prime subscription and Watch Party required
 
 
Thursday, February 25th | 3:30 pm
Candyland-Themed Food Truck (Campus Activities Board)
ECSU community only
 
Thursday, February 25th | 6-9 pm
Honoring Black Life: A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni
 
Friday, February 26th | 6:30 PM
Prof. Stephan Naylor (ECSU, Music)
Check the Resume live performance
Registration Link (provided at a later date)

Events and activities sponsored by the Divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.
Questions? Email: Melissa Stuckey, mnstuckey@ecsu.edu Chas Reed, cvreed@ecsu.edu