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 delivers keynote address at the 6th annual Black Doctoral Network Conference

Buffie Longmier-Avital, associate professor of psychology, spoke about her jounrey through graduate school to a position as associate professor while being a woman of color. 

Buffie Longmire-Avital gives invited talk at Guilford College

Buffie Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology, presented findings from her current research exploring the identity development of emerging adult black gay men and how this and other psychosocial factors are related to partner preferences and sexual health behaviors on Oct. 24.

 

Buffie Longmire-Avital co-authors article on resilience and depression among black LGB emerging adults

The article, "Resilience and depression: The roles of racial identity, sexual identity and social support on well-being for Black LGB emerging adults” appears in the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships.

Ariela Marcus-Sells presents on devotional prayer in the Saharan Desert  

An assistant professor of religious studies and Distinguished Emerging Scholar, Marcus-Sells presented the paper at Harvard Divinity School on Sept. 15. 

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.

 

Events

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