Welcome to Black History Month at Elon!

During the month of February, the Black History Month Steering Committee leads the main campus, Elon Law, our graduate and professional schools in a series of premier events that celebrate and bring heightened awareness and understandings to African, African-American and African diasporic cultures. 

In the month preceding and following the February series, the Black History Month Steering Committee will feature an event that reminds the campus community that the Black experience neither begins nor ends in February (please visit the Events calendar to learn more). Through these events, students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors can experience Black History from new perspectives and gain an understanding that Black History is Everyone’s History.

Black History is more than a recognition of past icons in Black Culture: it is an ongoing celebration of all achievements and positive contributions to society. It is also a recognition of the long and painful Black experience in America and the triumphs that Blacks have overcome. Black History Month at Elon is a way of celebrating the achievements and legacy of Blacks at Elon University and the cultures from which they come.

Do you have memories or an interesting story to share about a faculty or staff member, or experience? Share your fondest experience with us by clicking on the image to the right! 

News

Buffie Longmire-Avital and Chelsea McQueen '15 publish article in Women & Health Journal

Buffie Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology, and alumna Chelsea McQueen ‘15 publish an article in a top Women’s Studies journal on the relationship between race-related stress and emotional eating for black collegiate women.

Mussa Idris publishes study about East African migrants in Washington D.C.

The chapter is part of the book "Africa and Globalization: Challenges of Governance and Creativity," published this year by Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Tres McMichael '19 wins first prize at national competition

The senior won first place in the National Hall Johnson Spiritual vocal competition on June 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Donning of the Kente honors excellence, African heritage

As part of the May 17 ceremony, 49 students received a handmade kente cloth that represents the culture and tradition of their African ancestors.

Longmire-Avital presents at the 60th annual Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality conference

Buffie Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology and coordinator of African and African-American Studies, spoke on Nov. 12 during the conference in Atlanta.

 

Events

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