Black History Month

Black History Month Celebration

February 2017

James Baldwin, author and activist, once said, “If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” The 2017 Black History Month celebration seeks to draw parallels between the past and present; looking towards a brighter, more inclusive and limitless future for all. Please join the James Farmer Multicultural Center as we highlight accomplishments of Black Americans, celebrate diversity, and continue a fight for justice.


Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Cherrell Brown
Wednesday, Feb. 7  |  7 p.m.  |  Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center

Black History Month Keynote speaker Cherrell Brown

Black History Month Keynote speaker Cherrell Brown

Cherrell Brown is community engagement director at African American Policy Forum and a social justice educator with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project. She’s served as a national organizer for Equal Justice USA, a nonprofit working toward death penalty repeal, and is involved with organizations seeking to end police violence. Brown also provides training in direct action and community organizing. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.