Feb. 12, 2024

Black History Month events scheduled


NDSU’s Office of Multicultural Programs has scheduled to host several events throughout the February to celebrate Black History Month, including insightful discussions on love from an African American historical perspective and other cultures, local Black history stories from the earliest African American settlers and a tribute to the impactful contributions of African Americans to the agricultural field. 

This year’s national theme is “African Americans and the Arts.” The entire NDSU community is invited to attend the campus events and help honor and appreciate the profound impact of African Americans on our shared history.

Below is the list of events.

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Fall in Love with the World
Memorial Union Sandbox, 11am – 2pm
This event is co-facilitated by Student Government’s D&I Commission. In honor of Black History Month, Multicultural Programs will present an exploration of love in African American history, traditions and culture, along with other displays of love from around the world. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, Feb. 23
African American Contributions in Agriculture to the Industrial Revolution
Memorial Union, Hidatsa, 2pm-3pm
Clairmont Clementson, PhD., PE., Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, will lead discussion with Q&A following.

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Memorial Union Ballroom, 6pm-8pm
Enjoy music, traditional African dance, hip-hop dancing, poetry and a fashion show at this amazing cultural showcase event, hosted by Black Student Association.

Wednesday, Feb. 28
Stories of Local Black History
Memorial Union, Hidatsa, 2pm-3pm
Markus Krueger, programming director of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, will share stories of the first African Americans to settle in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Artifacts with pictures of local Black historical figures and events will be on display.

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