How does the importance of Black History Month connect to the St. Kate's mission? Listen to the perspectives of Hui Wilcox, Kate Barrett, and Amy Hamlin (spoken by Kate Barrett), our University Mission Chairs.
Fr. Vincent Dávila will be hosting several masses throughout the month that emphasize the wisdom of Black saints. He will feature:
Mass begins at 12:05 p.m. in Our Lady of Victory Chapel.
The Minneapolis MIPS center is posting information about African American contributions as part of a series called "Did You Know?" Stop by the student center to learn about the history of famous African Americans.
Alumna Rebecca Rabb (@rabbuniverse) is a Photojournalist for Insight News: The Journal For Community News, Business and The Arts serving the African American community in Minneapolis-St.Paul. A recent project of hers involves highlighting an important individual in Black History by placing a photo of them alongside a recreated photo of a child dressed as the individual. The children then explain the historical significance of the person they are dressed as. Find a few examples of her work below in the social media posts.
St. Kate's Library has created a selection of books for Black History Month. The books will be on display in the library through the month of February. Be sure to follow the library on Twitter for additional reading suggestions!
We invite you to celebrate Black History Month with us at these on- and off-campus events.
February 1—The Collective
Join a large discussion in which participants of different backgrounds and gender identities (including gender non-conforming) come together to talk about varying topics that affect the black community.
February 14—All About Love: A Sister Circle
An event about the journey of self-love, with a focus on the difficulties in learning to love while exploring the transformative powers of self-love.
February 14—Reel Lenz to Diversity Film (Resource) Series – The Downward Spiral
How did we get to where we are? Understand our history as we build bridges to the future through a diversity film series.
February 21—Exploited Dreams
Join us for an evening of discussion as we examine the recent events in Libya involving the exploitation of migrants and the reports of people being auctioned.
February 22—Breaking the Impasse IX
Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, in conversation with Me’Lea Connelly, Director of the Association for Black Economic Power, on addressing the racial wealth gap locally and nationally.
February 23—Ebony Ball
This event is a semi-formal dance and is open to all. The theme this year is Mardi Gras.
Throughout February—University of St. Thomas Events
UST is hosting a variety of programs for Black History Month.
February 13—“Tell Them We Are Rising: the Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities” Screening and Discussion
At Indie Lens Pop-Up series, watch full-length documentaries and stay for discussion guided by experts on the important issues portrayed in each film.
February 16—“Better Together” Gospel Concert
Part of the Hamline Church Music and Arts Series, this lively and inspirational concert celebrates the African-American gospel tradition.
February 20—The Scott Collection & African American Life
Minneapolis resident Walter R. Scott’s series of books about African American life in the Twin Cities.
Now–March 28—Minnesota Black History 101
A celebration of Black history, life and culture in Minnesota through artifacts, narratives and memorabilia is on display at the Hennepin Gallery.
Are you participating in other Black History Month events around campus or in the community that you would like us to share? Contact us to let us know.
Day 10! (Swipe for video) Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson (born August 26, 1918) is an Black mathematician who made contributions to the United States' aeronautics and space programs with the early application of digital electronic computers at NASA. Known for accuracy in computerized celestial navigation, she conducted technical work at NASA that spanned decades. During this time, she calculated the trajectories, launch windows, and emergency back-up return paths for many flights from Project Mercury, including the early NASA missions of Alan Shepardand John Glenn, and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon, through the Space Shuttle program. Her calculations were critical to the success of these missions. Johnson also performed calculations for the plans for a mission to Mars. In 2015, Johnson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. . . #katherinejohnson #blackhistorymonth #bhm #black #blackgirl #blackboy #queen #king #raisingqueens #raisingkings #blackexcellence #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #icandoanything #representationmatters #positive #photography #science #dream #stem #math #womeninscience
Day 2! (Swipe for video) Langston Hughes- (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue". FYI- my kids want to point out his full name is James Mercer Langston Hughes . . #langstonhughes #blackhistorymonth #bhm #black #blackgirl #blackboy #queen #king #raisingkings #raisingqueens #blackexcellence #mpls #blackboyjoy #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #poet #positive #photography #icandoanything