Black History Month

Marshall University has several events planned to recognize Black History Month 2022, some of which will be offered virtually as well as in person, observing all of the University’s and the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines. The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum and the Center for African American Students have several activities scheduled.

Calendar of Events and Activities

Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. Virtual Black History Month Kickoff. It will include the unveiling of the 2022 Official Black History Poster, honoring winners of the Black History Poster Competitions and announcing an important summer event. Keynote speaker: Dr. Teresa Eagle, dean, College of Education and Professional Development, and former schoolteacher. View the program online at https://marshall.zoom.us/j/93695614798.

 

Feb. 18 at 4 p.m., Shawkey Dining Room, Memorial Student Center – The Annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lecture, supported by Drinko Academy – “Understanding Tulsa”: John W. Franklin will discuss the papers of his grandfather, Buck Franklin, a prominent lawyer who represented survivors of the “Black Wall Street” massacre in the 1920s. John W. Franklin is the son of the late, celebrated historian John Hope Franklin, who was mentored by Carter G. Woodson. John W. and John Hope Franklin edited and compiled “My Life and an Era: The Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin.” Mr. Franklin will also discuss other aspects of his family’s history, which includes ancestors from the “trail of tears.” Dr. Carline Waugh and Dr. Henning Vauth, two MU School of Music professors, will perform musical pieces from Florence B. Price, a renowned Black composer.  A reception follows.
The public may also join this meeting online: https://marshall.zoom.us/j/92626559758.

 

Feb. 21 at 4 p.m., Shawkey Dining Room, Memorial Student Center –  “The Appalachian Origins of the Modern Civil Rights Movement,” Dr. William Turner, author and diversity consultant, Distinguished Professor of Black & Appalachian Studies (Retired), Berea College. Co-sponsored by Drinko Academy, Woodson Lyceum, College of Liberal Arts and Academic Affairs. The public may view this meeting at

https://marshall.zoom.us/j/91535001524.

 

Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Smith Hall 154 – “Race and Social Justice Truth-Telling: Dramatic Readings by the Society of Black Scholars.” Also available at www.marshall.edu/livestream. Co-sponsored by the Society of Black Scholars and A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series.

 

Feb. 25 at 4 p.m., BE5, Memorial Student Center – “Black Physicians in the Union Army in the War of the Rebellion,” Dr. Esly Caldwell, a Cincinnati Physician and researcher. Dr. Leonard White, a physician and assistant dean of the Marshall University School of Medicine, also will discuss concerns about local residents’ health and wellness. This event is being coordinated with the A.D. Lewis Health and Wellness Fair (at 6 p.m.). The public may view this event at https://marshall.zoom.us/j/94886096335.

 

Feb. 25 at 6 p.m.-8 p.m., A.D. Lewis Center, 1450 A D Lewis Ave., Huntington 25701 – “Black History Month — Health and Wellness Fair.” We will distribute health and wellness kits containing such items as thermometers, pouches with hand sanitizers, masks and coupons. Co-sponsors: AD Lewis Community Center, American Red Cross, The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum, Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Fairfield Community Development Corporation, Fruth Pharmacy, Marshall University Libraries, Marshall Pharmacy, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, Southside Wellness Studio and Walgreens.

 

Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cabell County Public Library – “A Celebration of Black History – Genealogy Workshop.”

 

Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m., Cabell County Public Library – “The Life and Work of Carter G. Woodson,” Burnis R. Morris, Carter G. Woodson Professor and director, The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum, Marshall University.

 

Marshall’s Center for African American Students will host the following events:

 

Feb. 1 at 4 p.m., Memorial Student Center Lobby – “Kick-Off”

Come visit us as we kick off Black History Month right, giving away goodies that you can enjoy the entire month. Sponsored by the Center for African American Students.

 

Feb. 4 at 11, 18, and 25 at 12 p.m. on WMUL-FM 88.1 – “Black History Month Power Hour, Celebrating Black Culture through Music.” Break out your bell-bottoms, leg warmers or parachute pants as we take you on a musical journey each Friday afternoon in February. We will play R&B’s biggest and best hits of the ’70s, ‘80s, ’90s and 2000s. Sponsored by the Center for African American Students.

 

Feb. 9 at 6 p.m., Don Morris Room, Memorial Student Center– “Paint & Sip – Celebrating Black History Month” – Ready to release your inner artist? Join us as we lead you in this step-by-step Black History Month-inspired painting. Sponsored by the Center for African American Students.

 

Feb 11 & 18 at 6 p.m., YouTube – “Food For the Soul, Cooking Demonstration” – Feed your heart and soul with easy-to-follow cooking demonstrations for some very tasty and traditional African and African American foods. Sponsored by the Center for African American Students. For additional information: Shaunte Polk, polk4@marshall.edu.

 

Feb 16 at 6:30 p.m., BE5, Memorial Student Center – “Popcorn & Pajamas,” Movie Night” – Grab your comfy gear and join us as we watch the biographical drama film “King Richard,” the true story of Richard Williams and his journey in raising two of the most gifted athletes of all time. Sponsored by the Center for African American Students.

 

Feb 23 at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., Lobby, Memorial Student Center – Immersion Excursion. Join us as we take you on a one-of-a-kind guided trolley tour to Huntington’s historic Black history. Scheduling will be available. Sponsored by the Center for African American Students. For more information, contact Shaunte Polk, polk4@marshall.edu.

 

Feb 26 at 7 p.m., BE5, Memorial Student Center– Ebony Ball – Come “dressed to impress” and ready to dance the night away as we celebrate Black History Month in style.

 

Black History Month sponsors: The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum, Drinko Academy, Student Affairs, College of Education and Professional Development, Marshall Health, and the West Virginia’s Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs.