Black History Month Events

Celebrate Black history, activism and culture in February

We'll continue to update this list as events develop. If you'd like to submit an event for the listing, email .

What's Going On: A Social Movement

Tuesday, Feb 6, 4:30 - 6 p.m., UU 335
Inspired by the music of Marvin Gaye, Vincent E. Thomas will lead a fun and interactive social dance workshop.

TGIF: "Good Times" Performance

Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., COFAC Recital Hall
Join the TU community as we honor Whitney LeBlanc, TU's first Black faculty member. We will celebrate his legacy by watching "Good Times," for which he was executive producer. Wear 70s themed attire for a costume contest! Enjoy a reception prior to the event at 6 p.m.

TGIF: "A Different World"

Friday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., UU Center for Student Diversity Unity Lounge
Join the CSD, Ujima and SHAG as we watch an episode of "A Different World" and discuss healthy and safe sex practices.

Black Student Union Founders' Day

Monday, Feb. 19 - Feb. 25
Take part in a week of celebration and collaboration with TU's Black Student Union in honor of BSU Founders' Day. 

Black Business Monday

Monday, Feb. 19, 6 - 9 p.m., 6911 York Rd, Towson, MD
Kick off BSU's Founders' Week by enjoying a culinary adventure and supporting a local Black-owned business. Event includes dinner at Chef Bobby D's.

Literacy in Black

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (Private event)
A service project providing preschool-aged children the opportunity to engage with literature that captures the essence of diversity.

Cozy Nights with BSU

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7 - 10 p.m., The Den at Paws
Lock in with the Black Student Union for a fun night of interactive games, snacks and mingling with the executive board.

The Mane Event

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6 - 9 p.m. UU 322
A natural hair and beauty expo with panelists and hair care workshops.

Black Culinary Experiences

February 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., West Village, Glen and Newell Dining
Campus dining halls will highlight Black culinary excellence with special menus. Selections include crispy catfish with tomato chow chow, creole gumbo, Gullah paella and more. 

Strictly Business

Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m., UU Theater
Attend this multicultural business panel with alumni and learn how to maneuver the workforce as a Black person or person of color. Hosted in collaboration with EESA, BBM, Akpsi and more. 

Museum of African American History & Culture Visit

Friday, February 23
In collaboration with the SGA, students will take a bus ride to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Bag it in Brunch

Saturday, Feb. 24, 12 - 3 p.m., University Union 349
Give back to your local community. In collaboration with the Center for Student Diversity and the Black Church Food Security Network, put together toiletry bags to donate to non-profit organizations and enjoy a brunch.

Ebony Lounge

Sunday, Feb. 25, 6 - 9 p.m., West Village Ballrooms
Celebrate the culmination of BSU Founder's Week and show out for the annual Ebony Lounge talent showcase.

Let's Talk About...

Monday, Feb. 26, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., UU 349
Join OllE as we engage in conversation about the politics of language and the use of taboo words in various communities. The event will feature Claudia M. Allen from Howard County's Office of Human Rights & Equity.

Moses Grandy's Pursuits of Freedom

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m., LA 4310
Attend this history presentation on African-American author and abolitionist Moses Grandy conducted byspeaker and associate professor of history at the University of Maryland Christopher Bonner. Bonner is the author of "Remaking the Republic: Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship."