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Black History Month in Aggieland

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(Left to right) Hugh McElroy, Class of 1971, Stephen Ruth, Class of 1992 and Tanya Williams, Class of 1994, are all notable former students. 

Feb. 1 marked the start of the annual Black History Month. Officially recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976, Black History Month has since been celebrated yearly throughout the nation and beyond.

MSC WBAC and the Black Student Alliance Council are hosting events throughout the month of February. Below is the list of events, which can also be found on the Texas A&M Multicultural Services website.

 
February 7
6 p.m. · MSC
Black History Month Bingo presented by The Bush School Diversity & Inclusion Committee
8:30 p.m. · Rec Center 281
Black to Business presented by NAACP
February 8
6 p.m. · Zachry Engineering Building
Dinner Celebration: The History of Soul Food presented by Access and Inclusion Program College of Engineering & National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)
February 11
6 p.m. · MSC 2300, Bethancourt Ballroom
Afro-Latinx Festival in Aggieland presented by MSC WBAC & MSC CAMAC
February 12
3 p.m. · Evans Library 204E
Slavery By Another Name: Viewing & Discussion presented by Texas A&M Libraries
5 p.m. · Rudder Tower 402
Erasing Queens of Color: The Past, Present & Future of Drag presented by GLBT Resource Center
6 p.m. · Zachry Engineering Building
How African Americans Have Influenced the Field of STEM & Engineering presented by Access and Inclusion Program College of Engineering & National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)
February 13
4 p.m. · Glasscock 311
Reading Imperium in Imperio in the Context of Sutton E. Grigg’s Experiences in Texas and Virgina presented by Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanitites Research
5:30 p.m. · Rudder 410
Do You See What I See? A Discussion About Blacks in the Media presented by MSC WBAC
February 15
5:30 p.m. · TBA
Black Love presented by Black Graduate Students’ Association
February 16
10 a.m. · Rec Center 1130
State of the Black Aggie Symposium presented by BSAC
February 20
2 p.m. · Rudder Plaza
Flint Demonstration presented by NAACP
4 p.m. · MSC 2300A · Registration Required
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland – Film Screening and Dialogue presented by Multicultural Services, Office of Diversity, MSC Aggie Cinema, BSAC, MSC WBAC, Lambda Lambda Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
February 22
7 p.m. · Hilton College Station
Annual Appreciation Banquet presented by African American National Heritage Society
February 24
6 p.m. · Brazos Valley African American Museum
Family Dinner, Knowing Our Heritage: The Importance of Preserving History presented by Black Graduate Students’ Association
February 27
11:30 a.m. · TBA
A Celebration of Black Culture and Education presented by Teaching, Learning and Culture
5 p.m. · MSC 2300, Bethancourt Ballroom
BHM Hump Day – Wildin’ Out Edition presented by BSAC
February 28
7 p.m. · MSC 2400, Gates Ballroom
Thinkfast Interactive Game Show presented by MSC WBAC & Aggie Black Male Connection
March 3
4 p.m. · The Wright Gallery
She Matters by The Wright Gallery, College of Architecture

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