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

Longmire-Avital and alumna co-author article in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy

The article by Associate Professor of Psychology Buffie Longmire-Avital, and alumna Ruthie Robinson '16 examines the rates and psychosocial correlates of depression among both black and white American collegiate females. 

 

Caribbean Students Association to host annual Caribbean Festival

The Elon University Caribbean Students Association will host the annual Caribbean Fest on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Iconic Plaza from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event will feature music, food, games, interactive displays, food, prizes and tons of fun. The event is free and all members of the Elon University community are welcome.

'Father of Environmental Justice' to kick off Earth Week at Elon

Robert Bullard, who is known as the "father of environmental justice," will speak at Elon on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall. 

Elon faculty present at the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education conference

AAASE advisory members facilitated two highly attended panel discussions at the Annual American Association for Blacks in Higher Education conference held March 23-25 in Raleigh, N.C. 

Longmire-Avital gives invited address at the 13th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium

Associate professor of psychology and Coordinator of African and African-American Studies, Buffie Longmire-Avital gave an invited talk titled, “'I Fought so Hard to Get Here?': Navigating Microaggressions in Historically White Spaces."

Events

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