Newberry College Hosts Black History Month Event Series

NEWBERRY, S.C. (Feb. 6, 2019) –Newberry College will mark Black History Month throughout February with a series of events to celebrate important people and events in the history of African-Americans and the African diaspora. All events are free and open to the public.


Feb. 6 –Kenyan band Jabali Afrika, 8 p.m., Alumni Music Center Recital Hall. Presented by All Campus Entertainment (ACE).

Feb. 7 – Game Night: Black Card Revoked, 7 p.m., McClurg Center 215. Hosted by the Social Justice Club.

Feb. 12 – Trivia Tuesday: Black History, 8 p.m., Steele Student Center. Hosted by the Office of Residence Life and the Social Justice Club.

Feb. 13 – And When They Wake Up: Black Lives Matter, Rap and Activism, featuring instructor and researcher Najja K. Baptist, 7:30 p.m., Gnann Center-Center for Teacher Education.

Presented by the Newberry College Multicultural Committee and the Political Science program.

Feb. 19 – Poetry Slam, 8 p.m., AMC Recital Hall. Hosted by ACE and the Social Justice Club.

Feb. 21 – Movie Night: “The Hate U Give,” 7:30 p.m., McClurg Center 215. Presented by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Diversity Education and the Social Justice Club.

Feb. 28 – Soul Food Dinner and Stroll Off performance by National Pan-Hellenic Council members, 6:30 p.m., Kaufmann Dining Hall. Food prepared by Sodexo Dining Services. Sponsored by Diversity Education and the Social Justice Club.

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About Newberry College: Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational college with a diverse student population. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, Newberry College is ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report, appearing on the Best Colleges (#12) and Best Value (#3) lists, and in two unranked categories for Least Debt and Schools With the Most International Students. Newberry College offers baccalaureate degrees in 29 majors, 29 minors, 31 areas of concentration and 10 pre-professional programs, and recently launched an online degree-completion program. The College offers 20 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading and dance. Newberry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, go to

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