Black Solidarity Day began in 1969, due to the work of Brooklyn College professor Dr. Carlos Russell, as a demonstration of Black liberation. Now 50 years since its inception, Black Solidarity Day will take place at Elon University for its 5th Annual Conference. The Elon University Black Solidarity Conference aims to unite Black-identifying students, faculty, and staff by providing an avenue through which Black identity, Black intersectionality, and building solidarity are explored. The theme of this year’s Black Solidarity Conference is “Our Power: Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century,” which addresses Black global identity in both the intersectional and collective contexts.