This February, Black History Month has become Black History 4 Seasons at UMass Dartmouth. Events throughout the year will honor the unique experiences and contributions of Black Americans in areas such as politics, social justice, literature, theater, visual arts, and music.
On February 24, at 7 p.m. at the University’s Main Auditorium, Step Afrika! will perform. This program is being sponsored by the Black History 4 Seasons Council and Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership (SAIL). Step Afrika! Is dedicated to the tradition of stepping and promotes an appreciation for its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. This is accomplished through arts education activities, international cultural exchange programs and performances world-wide. This event is free to all UMass Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff.
Schedule of events this coming week include:
History of Stepping show as presented by Step Afrika!
Main Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Frederick Douglass Unity House and Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership.
Black History Month Show
The Black History Month Show showcases UMass Dartmouth students’ talents.
Students, free; all others, $5.
Main Auditorium, 6 p.m.
The idea of Black History 4 Seasons embodies the idea that Black History Month is more than a month and that Black history is America’s history. The Black History 4 Seasons Council will collaborate with faculty, staff and students to develop new academic, civic, and social programs and events that will occur throughout the year to pay tribute to the Black experience.
For the complete details on these events and the full schedule of upcoming events:www.umassd.edu/blackhistory. You can also join the conversation on Black History 4 Seasons on social media using #BH4Seasons.