Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated throughout the United States in the month of February. Stony Brook’s annual observance of Black History Month, coordinated by the Black History Month Planning Committee, includes panels, symposia, and lectures, as well as cultural and social events. 

Calendar of Events 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - Black History Month Opening Ceremony

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - CSO Winter-Fete Party

Monday, February 11, 2013 - Haitian Student Organization Creole Fest

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - Black History Month Program: Men's Breakfast Debate

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - BWW Black History Month Program

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - Africana Studies opoen house

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - Black Men in America

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Fulfill-A-Wish Community Service Program

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Alpha Phi Alpha Black & Gold Pageant

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Gospel Roots

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - Black History Month Spoken Word & Open Mic Contest

Friday, February 22, 2013 - Black History Month Gala: Black Excellence

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Raisin' Cane with Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3rd Annual Black History Month Unity Forum

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - UNITI Cultural Center Culture Captured Photography Contest

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Black History Month Closing Program

Friday, March 1, 2013 - CSO Bob Marley Night Night

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - ASU Comedy Show


Welcome to the Fall 2014 Semester!

 For the most up-to-date information, pictures and relevant discussions, visit the new Stony Brook University Africana Studies Department Facebook page!



Congratulations to M.A. Candidate in Africana Studies Shevonne Cleveland who will be presenting a paper at the 2014 Oxford University Women's Leadership Symposium!

Check out assistant professor Zebulon Miletsky's recent discussion in HuffPost Live, "Race: More Than Skin Deep."

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Literature, Tracey L. Walters, who received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Stony Brook University Chapter of the NAACP.

Congratulations to assistant professor Abena Asare who was awarded a 2014 Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity.



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