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.
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Theologian Kelly Brown Douglas will address the Elon community on the topic of "Stand Your Ground," the subject of her most recent book.
Jessica Carew, assistant professor of political science, and Damion Blake, lecturer in political science & policy studies, presented at the Duke Conference on Race and Post Secondary Education on April 1-2, 2016.
Eric Ashley Hairston, Associate Professor of English and of Law and Humanities, co-chaired a three-session seminar and presented at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference at Harvard University, March 17-20.
Associate Professor of English, Prudence Layne, delivered the keynote address at the Seventh Annual Women of Excellence conference hosted by Halifax Community College on March 18, 2016.
Assistant professors of psychology, Buffie Longmire-Avital and India Johnson each presented their research as part of the Featured Feminist Science Symposia Series: A Look at Current Issues Facing Black Women through a Psychological Lens at the 41st Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference, “Strong Girls and Wise Women.”