Black History Month is well underway to bring cultural awareness, as well as educate and entertain the UCF community about the history of African Americans.

The BHM 2015 Opening Ceremony attracted over 100 members of the UCF community to experience and to explore African American history through dance, film, and speech. The show depicted important figures ranging from activist James Bevel to Orlando natives, Groveland Four, in efforts to highlight this year’s theme, the “Souls of Black Folk.” The melodies of the “Gospel Cultural Choir” and the electrifying dance moves of “Elements” highlighted the artistic diversity of this community’s historical contributions. Attendees received a copy of W.E.B. Du Bois’ critically acclaimed novel, The Souls of Black Folk, as well as T-shirts with a list of this month’s events.

The Multicultural Student Center partners with faculty, staff, students and organizations across campus to develop a comprehensive month of events and programs for Black History Month.

Everyone is encouraged to support and attend the BHM events.

The MSC is part of the Office of Social Justice and Advocacy in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.