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Carolina to celebrate Black History Month with events in February

Observed each February, Black History Month commemorates the people and movements that have advanced civil rights and social equality for African Americans.

Black History Month at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events including historical tours, speakers and other events.

The 14th annual African American History Month Lecture will headline Carolina’s events. Dr. Gerald Horne, who currently holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, will be the keynote speaker. A question-and-answer session will follow Horne’s lecture, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

Additional campus events include:

  • BHM Kick-Off, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 1 in the West Lounge of the Carolina Union.
  • Black and Blue campus tours, Feb. 2 and 16 at the Visitors Center and Feb. 23 at the School of Government SERVICE mural.
  • BSM/Arts Everywhere/Black Pioneers Project, 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Playmakers Theatre.
  • BSM 50 Fashion Show, 5 -7 p.m. on Feb. 17, location TBD.
  • Wilson Caldwell Day, 3-6 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery and School of Government.

Explore a detailed schedule of events and learn more about the University’s celebration of Black History Month by visiting