Black History Month Programming 2020

Be sure to check out additional events from African American Diaspora Studies (AADS) and the Harriet Elliott Lecture Series.

All Black Affair

Feb 11, 6:30-8 p.m. | Elliott University Center, Dail Room

The UNCG Articulate spoken word group will present a night of poetry by black authors and jazz music.


Community Dialogue: Why Don’t We Sit Together?

Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m. | Moran Commons, Fountain View Dining Hall

Come discuss struggles and share experiences with the student community.


Community Dialogue: Natural Hair in the Workplace

Feb 13, 6 p.m. | Elliott University Center, Room 602

The UNCG community will come together to discuss navigating perspectives on wearing natural hair at work.


LGBTQ+ Lunch and Learn – Dark Shadows, Deep Closets: Queer Civil Rights Leaders       

Feb 18th, 12:30-1:30pm | Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-Ins, the beginning of what would be a hallmark of the Civil Rights Movement in the South, we will be taking a look at queer leaders within the movement, and the often omission of their contributions from the narratives.


2020 Conference on African American and African Diasporic Cultures and Experience (CACE)

Feb 18-19 | Elliott University Center

Join the AAADS department for two days of research presentations, workshops, and panels. The theme this year is “Connections and Collaborations Across Disciplines and Communities,” exploring how to overcome boundaries and create connections both across disciplinary backgrounds and across the local and global Black community. Learn more at


Mental Health and Black Church

Feb 19, 7:30 p.m. | Elliott University Center, Room 062

This program will feature a panel, in collaboration with Impact Movement and The Takeover, who will discuss how to debunk the stigma attached to clinical services in the Christian community.


Queen & Slim Movie Showing

February 20, 6-9pm | School of Education, Room 114

Students must RSVP in SpartanConnect –  click here to be taken to the event.


HNAC: Women, Voting and Activism in North Carolina

February 21st, 3:30-4:30p.m. |Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium

Facilitated by Asa Eger, Associate Professor Department of History, UNC Greensboro; Mandy Carter, Co-Founder of SONG and the National Black Justice Coalition; Virginia Adamson, AAUW NC; Dot Kearns, Woman’s College Class of ’53, 2017 Democratic Woman of the Year NC; and Glenn Perkins (moderator), Greensboro Historical Museum.


Greensboro is Burning                                                                                     

February 24th, 7pm  Reynolds’ Residence Hall Classroom

Join us for a viewing of the documentary, “Paris is Burning”, followed by a conversation celebrating Queer People of Color.


“Sexualized Black Subjection: (Re)producing the Social Body”

February 26, 7:30 p.m. | Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium

Dr. Patrice Douglass | Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies, Duke University

Patrice Douglass is an Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. She holds a PhD and MA in Culture and Theory from the University of California, Irvine, an MA in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and a BA in Feminist Studies and Legal Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her first book project, tentatively titled Politicizing Gender: Sociogeny, Violence, and Narrative in Black, deconstructs antebellum case law to examine the history of sexual
violence under slavery. This project interrogates how sexual violence as a possible injury against the enslaved is absent in the legal record. By engaging black political and feminist theory, Politicizing Gender interrogates how the narrative of gender suffering hinges upon an understanding of rights, will, and consent that situates the nexus between blackness and gender as a belated concern.


Remembering American History: Red, Black and White

Feb 27, 7 p.m. | Greensboro Project Space

The Clarice Young Project will celebrate Black History Month with a remembrance of the stories of forgotten people. See a variety of performances by people including Francine E. Ott, Clarice Young, and UNCG students.


Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar”

Through Feb. 23, UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum

The Weatherspoon hosts an exhibition that speaks boldly about identity and the African American experience, including the history of slavery and domestic or agricultural servitude in the United States. Read more about the exhibition in this news story.