UCF will honor Black History Month by hosting a variety of cultural and educational events throughout February.
From guest speakers and lecturers to workshops and scavenger hunts, the events follow the theme “Connections from the Past and Direction to the Future.” Activities are hosted by Student Government Association and other departments, colleges and organizations.
“Black History Month allows the entire campus community to showcase through a variety of mediums their commitment to diversity education and to show that the university is indeed inclusive,” said Edwanna Andrews, assistant director of Student Leadership Development.
The festivities began Monday with a university-wide opening ceremony in the Student Union and will continue with other events to celebrate Black History Month. Highlights include:
In addition, the John C. Hitt Library will include exhibits dedicated to Black History Month, and WUCF-FM (89.9) will feature the Duke Ellington Centennial Radio Project every weeknight in February at 5:55 p.m.
“It is important that UCF celebrates Black History Month to demonstrate to students, faculty and staff that we as a community value campus diversity, honor accomplishments of Black Americans, and appreciate the contributions to our institution,” said Andrews. “Hosting events during Black History Month also provides educational opportunities for all, and provides the environment for people to showcase their talents.”
For a full schedule of Black History Month events at UCF, visit https://www.sdes.ucf.edu/news/black-history-month/.