Ways to celebrate Black History Month at Duke

Jazz at the Mary Lou
Jazz at the Mary Lou

From trivia nights to zine workshops, check out a few on-campus events celebrating Black History Month this February. 

The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture has also published a full list of events for Black History Month. 

Duke BSA x DUU Duke@Nite Trivia

On Feb. 1 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Duke Undergraduate Union and the Black Student Alliance will host a trivia event for Black History Month at The Devil’s Krafthouse.

Blue Devil Market, Black History Month edition

If you’re looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, stop by the Blue Devil Market at Brodie Gym on Feb. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. to buy local produce and learn more about Black farmers in North Carolina. 

‘Black Maternal Health & Why You Should Care’ zine workshop

In a collaboration between the Women’s Center, the Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Flow, this zinemaking workshop will focus on Black maternal health in preparation for the 2024 Reproductive Justice Conference: Healing Black Bodies & Black Maternal Health in March. Featuring fun, food and community-building opportunities, the event will be held Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Black History Month women’s basketball game

The Mary Lou Williams Center is partnering with the women’s basketball team for a Black History Month game on Feb. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game, which is free for students, will highlight Black student groups with performances from the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Nakisai Dance Team. 

Nasher Family Day

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is celebrating Black History Month by featuring the Blackspace crew on Feb. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. for Family Day.

The Blackspace Crew is a digital maker space for Black and Brown children that hopes to build community through arts-based workshops and storytelling projects. The museum will include activities from Blackspace, including “a live cypher, poetry and an instrumental beat set.” 

Dinner and talk with Justine Simone Lindsay

The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is hosting a conversation with Justine Simone Lindsay on her experiences as the first Black and openly transgender NFL cheerleader on Feb. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in room 100 of the Bryan Center.

Afro-Caribbean Night at the Nasher

Stop by the Nasher to view María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold while enjoying Son, Rumba and Mambo rhythms from Cuba. The event, which will host Durham-based professional dance troop Mambo Dinamico, is set for Feb. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

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