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Black History Month 2022

12:00am – 11:30pm
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Black History Month Kick-Off! (Fellowship Matters)

February 1 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Stop by the Library parking lot and hang out with Black Student Union at The Purple Pig BBQ food truck. Students must RSVP on Connect@TLU by January 27.

Black History Month Chapel Service (Worship Matters)

February 2 from 10-10:20 a.m.
Chapel of the Abiding Presence

2022 Florence Price Celebration

February 5 & 6

Florence Price, a highly prolific and influential composer, was the first Black woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra. Her legacy lives on in her compositions, yet she is still widely underperformed within the musical canon. The Florence Price Festival will be held on the weekend of February 5 and 6 on the campuses of Texas Lutheran University and the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW).

Learn More About Florence Price & View A List Of Events

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Honoring Our Lost & Celebrating Our Survivors

February 7 (All Day)

Black Excellence Networking: Meet The BSU and TLU’s Black Faculty & Staff (Connection Matters)

February 10 from 12 - 12:50 p.m.
Alumni Student Center (ASC)

Enjoy food from Urban Soul, a plant-based eatery that serves traditional soul food, meatless, and alkaline food options. Stop by the ASC as we highlight another black-owned business! Students must RSVP on Connect@TLU by February 3.

African American Studies Open House (The Culture Matters)

February 16 (All Day)
African American Studies Lounge (Langner Hall 239)

Soul Food Night (Family Matters)

February 17 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Hein Dining Hall

BSU Movie Night (Laughter & Relaxation Matters)

February 17 at 8 p.m.
Alumni Student Center A/B

Black History Month Chapel Service (Worship Matters)

February 28 from 10:00-10:20 a.m.
Chapel of the Abiding Presence

Spring Break Kick-Off! (Fellowship Matters)

March 10 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Stop by the library parking lot so you don’t miss out on Q’s Place Creole Cooking & Seafood food truck. Students must RSVP on Connect@TLU by March 8.

TLU Library Celebrates Black History Month

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston, © Robert Houston

Visit the Blumberg Library to learn more about their Black History Month display and City Of Hope: Resurrection City and The Poor Peoples Campaign of 1968. The display is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

According to the King Institute at Stanford University, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. started the Poor People’s Campaign with a vision of it as the next chapter in the struggle for genuine equality. Desegregation and the right to vote were essential, but King believed that African Americans and other minorities would never enter full citizenship until they had economic security.

Additional Books On Display:

  • Dead are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne.
  • Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction by Kate Masur
  • On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed
  • My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King
  • From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice by Thomas F. Jackson
  • Promised Land by Barack Obama.
  • Vanguard : How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones.
  • The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America by Ethan Michaeli
  • African American Poetry : 250 Years of Struggle & Song by Kevin Young, editor.
  • The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
  • Let America be America Again by Langston Hughes
  • Complete Stories by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.
  • Beloved : A Novel by Toni Morrison
  • Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • In Search of the Color Purple by Salamishah Tillet
  • The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois : A Novel by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
  • Black Heroes of the Wild West by James Otis Smith
  • Eyewitness to the Harlem Hellfighters by Jill Sherman.
  • Sail Away : Poems by Langston Hughes
  • Undefeated by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Secret Garden of George Washington Carver by Gene Barretta ; illustrated by Frank Morrison.

Bulldog Cinema

In addition to the planned schedule of events, faculty, staff, and students are also encouraged to visit Bulldog Cinema to access a wide range of films in honor of Black History Month. Please note that Bulldog Cinema can only be viewed on campus from a computer or television in residence halls.

2022 Black History Month Sponsors:

  • Black Student Union
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Campus Ministry
  • Department of African-American Studies
  • Student Affairs
  • Sodexo
  • Student Government Association