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Welcome to Black History Month! This observance began at Kent State University in 1970 and became federally recognized in 1976. Throughout the month, LVC will celebrate and engage in dialogue around Black identities and Black health and wellness.

Black History Month 2023 Events

Black History 101 Mobile Museum

Feb. 15 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Bishop Library

The exhibit provides a diverse archive of memorabilia distinctively situating itself among the most sought-after exhibits of its kind in America. Among this unique collection are rare artifacts representing categories including (but not limited to) slavery, politics, Jim Crow, science, religion, education, music, sports, and civil rights. Some of the highlights of the collection are documents signed by Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Mary Mcleod Bethune, W.E.B. Dubois, Paul Robeson, Rosa Parks, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington Carver, Lena Horne, Carter G. Woodson, Angela Davis, and many other historical icons.


Black History Month Trivia Bowl

Feb. 21 | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | The Underground, Mund College Center

Teams of students, faculty, and staff can sign up to participate in the trivia bowl. Check your email for details.


The Loyola Project: Film Screening and Discussion

Feb. 26 | 7–9 p.m. | Allen Theatre

LVC will host a screening of The Loyola Project along with a panel discussion at The Allen Theatre.

In 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement, the Loyola Ramblers of Chicago broke racial barriers and changed college basketball forever. Now, nearly 60 years later, this legendary team is reexamined by Loyola basketball player and co-captain, Lucas Williamson. Woven together with archival footage and modern day interviews, this captivating story continues to provide inspiration in the fight for equality.


African American Read-In

Feb. 28 | 3 p.m. | Bishop Library Atrium

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging will host LVC’s second annual African American Read-In to celebrate Black History Month. This event will honor and shed light on the amazingly talented Black writers who have contributed so much to Black culture throughout the world. Participants are asked to come prepared to read a passage, excerpt, or poem from a Black author or poet that speaks to them in an exciting or moving way. We ask that all excerpts be no longer than 10 minutes, and that all pieces be from a Black-identifying author or poet.

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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023

The Committee for Inclusive and Intercultural Learning (IIL) is excited to announce that the theme of the 2023 Symposium on Inclusive Excellence will be “Inclusive Excellence: Preparation For 21st Century Careers and Communities”. Our keynote event will feature a panel of representatives from a variety of industries who can speak to the value of diversity, equity, intercultural competence, and inclusion education from an employer and career perspective.

Faculty, staff, and students have dedicated their time to provide the LVC Community with a variety of educational and interactive afternoon sessions to further our commitment to Inclusive Excellence.