Black History Month Activities Begin Thursday, February 5

February 2, 2015 at 9:12 am

Don’t miss out on these Black History Month activities.

This year’s programs will focus on the education and celebration of African-American heritage. The range of topics will explore a mixture of historical and contemporary concepts.


Thursday, February 5:
Black History Month Keynote Address- Dr. Consuela Ward, 6 p.m. CLC Ballroom. No ticket required, call 503-7454 to RSVP.
Diversity speaker, educator, and consultant Dr. Consuela Ward will speak on past, present, and future issues concentrating on pressing economic, political, and social concerns that face Black Americans.

Thursdays, February 5, February 12, and March 5:

Lunch and Learn Series CLC 1st Floor Quiet Room Join USC Upstate professors as they discuss their research in life and work related to the African-American experience.

Thursday, February 5 (12-12:30 p.m.) The Criminalization of Black Masculinity in the Jim Crow Era- Or, Why #blacklivesmatter Is Not New by Dr. Peter Caster

Thursday, February 12 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) “Black Demons and the ‘Super-Duper Magical Negro’” by Dr. Cassandra Jones

Thursday, March 5 (12 – 1 p.m.) “The Resurrection of Dred Scott: Redemption and Race in the Age of Obama” by Dr. Carmen Harris

Tuesday, February 24:
2nd Annual French and Francophone Film Festival Kick Off Event, 5 p.m. CLC Ballroom.

Dr. Warren Carson will present on African-Americans in Spartanburg and World War I as part of the 2nd Annual French and Francophone Film Festival.

Wednesday, February 25:
Movie: “Dear White People,” 6 p.m. CLC Ballroom
“Dear White People” is a film that focuses on a biracial student who tries to shake up race relations at her Ivy-league college by forcing her traditionally Black residence hall to diversify.

For more information on these events, contact Doug Peters at (864) 503-7454 or via email at