2019 Black History Month

Kent State University celebrates Black History Month 2019 with a full schedule of events and programming. Connect with Kent State on social media using the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonthKENT. 


2019 Events and Programs

The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives From Senegal hosted by School of Art Gallery

  • Jan. 17 - Feb. 22, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Center for Visual Arts Gallery

 

BUS 2k Tournament hosted by Black United Students

  • Feb. 1, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Kent Student Center Ballroom

 

Charlotte Engohang-  Akiba African Braids and Gabon Art Display hosted by Kent State University Tuscarawas

  • Feb. 4, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Academic Learning Commons, Tuscarawas Campus

Tribe Week - All About Africa hosted by Barefeet Dance Tribe

  • Feb. 4, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center 206

 

The Cross and The Lynching Tree: Reconciling the Christian Faith while being Black in America hosted by The Impact Movement

  • Feb. 5, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Kent Student Center 306ABC

Bowling with Barefeet hosted by Barefeet Dance Tribe

  • Feb. 5, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Kent Lanes in Kent, Ohio

 

Between the Sheets with IGC hosted by Integrated Greek Council

  • Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Kent Student Center 306ABC

Coming Together: Postcolonial Art and Literature hosted by School of Art Gallery and Read Center for International and Intercultural Education

  • Feb. 6, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Center for Visual Arts Gallery

Get Into Gumboot hosted by Barefeet Dance Tribe

  • Feb. 6, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Kent Student Center 309

Creative Writing Workshop hosted by Wick Poetry Center

  • Feb. 6, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Wick Poetry Center

Black History Month Film Series "13TH" hosted by Department of Pan-African Studies

  • Feb. 6, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Uumbaji Art Gallery room 134 Oscar Ritchie Hall

 

Soup and Substance: Colors of Love Pt. 2 Being Black and Gay hosted by Student Multicultural Center

  • Feb. 7, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center 206

Tribe Week: Afro Zumba hosted by Barefeet Dance Tribe

  • Feb. 7, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,  Kent Student Center 306A

Shooters Cliff - Speed Dating hosted by Focus on the Future

  • Feb. 7, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.,  Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony

 

Heelaholics Dance Class hosted by Focus on the Future

  • Feb. 9, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.,  Kent Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Studio 1

Through the Eyes of Time: A Recital to Celebrate Black History Month hosted by Kent State University School of Music

  • Feb. 9, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.,  Center for the Performing Arts, Ludwig Recital Hall

 

AdDress Your Life hosted by Sister Circle

  • Feb. 11, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center 206

 

Black Student Art Show hosted Black United Students

  • Feb. 12, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony

MEN and Sister Circle Relationship Panel hosted by Student Multicultural Center

  • Feb. 12, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center 206

 

Black History Month Celebration hosted by Flash Activities Board

  • Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Kent Student Center Second Floor Common Area

 

Speed Dating hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi

  • Feb. 14, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Kent Student Center 310C

 

Film Friday: Black History Month hosted by LGBTQ Student Center

  • Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., LGBTQ Student Center, Kent Student Center 024

 

Black History Every Day hosted by Center of Pan-African Culture and Department of Pan-African Studies

  • Feb. 16, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Oscar Ritchie Hall 250

 

How To Get Away with Hate hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.

  • Feb. 18, 7:20 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Kent Student Center 315

 

Film screening and discussion of Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and LeÌopold Senghor by Manthia Diawara hosted by Department of Art History and the School of Art Galleries

  • Feb. 19, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Oscar Ritchie Hall 250

Approaches to the Elimination of Minority Healthcare Disparities hosted by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs

  • Feb. 19, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony

Family Feud - Black History Month Edition hosted by Male Empowerment Network 

  • Feb. 19, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center 206

 

Historic Afrolatinx in History hosted by Spanish and Latino Student Association

  • Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center 206

Round Table Discussion: Black History Month hosted by LGBTQ Student Center

  • Feb. 20, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., LGBTQ Student Center, Kent Student Center 024

50th Anniversary: SMC/BUS 50th Anniversary Museum hosted by Student Multicultural Center

  • Feb. 20, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center 206

Creative Writing Workshop hosted by Wick Poetry Center

  • Feb. 20, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Wick Poetry Center

Black History Film Series "Nappily Ever After" hosted by Center of Pan-African Culture

  • Feb. 20, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Uumbaji Art Gallery, Oscar Ritchie Hall  Room 134

Women of Color Collective hosted by Women's Center

  • Feb. 20, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Williamson House

The Flying Hobos hosted by College of Aeronautics and Engineering

  • Feb. 20, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., KIVA, Kent Student Center

 

Langston's Muse "Art Display" hosted by The Network

  • Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Oscar Ritchie Hall Room 250

ZPhiB Awards hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.

  • Feb. 21, 7:20 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., KIVA, Kent Student Center

R&B Beats and Eats hosted by Black United Students

  • Feb. 21, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Euro Gyro, 107 South Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240 

Readings from "Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States hosted by Kent State University Tuscarawas

  • Feb. 21, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Euro Gyro, Academic Learning Commons, Tuscarawas Campus

 

Kicking it with the Zetas, Lip Sync Edition hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.

  • Feb. 22, 7:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center 206

Feminist Friday: Queer Women of Color hosted by Women's Center

  • Feb. 22, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Williamson House

Dance Like A Flashette hosted by Flashettes Majorette Dance Team

  • Feb. 22, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Beall Hall, Studio A

 

Love Lottery hosted by Black United Students

  • Feb. 23, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Kent Student Center Ballroom

 

Kent State Gospel Choir Concert hosted by Diversity Council at Kent State University Trumbull

  • Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Auditorium, Trumbull Campus

The Skin I'm In hosted by Sister Circle

  • Feb. 25, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center 206

 

Where Do Black Women Go? hosted by Women's Center

  • Feb. 26, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Williamson House

 

Black ASL (BASL) hosted by ASL Club

  • Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Kent Student Center Second Floor Common Area

 

50th Anniversary Soul Food Cultural Cook Off hosted by Student Multicultural Center

  • Feb. 28, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony

The Art of Adire and Batik hosted by the School of Fashion

  • Feb. 28, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Murphy Auditorium, Kent Museum Rockwell Hall

Information/Questions

If you have any questions or need more information about events please feel free to contact the Student Multicultural Center at Student_Multicultural_Center [at] kent.edu or 330-672-3560.