Evening with a Panther (Ms. Akua Njeri)
Join us for a discussion about the film Judas and the Black Messiah.
Celebrating Black History Month
February is the commemoration of African American or Black History Month. The annual theme for Black History month is determined by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The theme for this year is "Black Health and Wellness."
What is the origin of Black History Month? This is the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Woodson was the first PhD graduate from Harvard whose parents were enslaved, and he had been a sharecropper early in his life.
In 1926, Woodson initiated the first "Negro History Week," on February 7, to celebrate and raise awareness of Black history. Woodson chose that week specifically because it covered the birthdays of Frederick Douglass (February 14) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12). In 1976 Woodson's organization, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, recommended that the commemoration become a month-long celebration and was renamed Black History Month. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
- NAACP: Historical Context of Dr. Woodson’s Motivation and Educational Paradigm
- Black History Themes
- White House 2022 Statement
Recent Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events at Seton Hall
2022 Black History Month Events
Evening with a Panther (Ms. Akua Njeri)
Hollaback- Bystander Training for Educators
Hollaback! has adapted the 5Ds of bystander intervention training for teachers in K – 12 schools.
Women Peacemakers Before and After 1325
Discussion on the implementation of UN Resolution 1325 and its implications in Kenya, East Africa, in commemoration of Black History Month.
Black Masculinity and Manhood
Dr. Troy Harden, Director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute at Texas A&M University, will deliver a presentation on Black Masculinity with Malcolm X and Dr. King as his points of departure.
DEI Anti-Racism Training
Join members from the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee for an interactive workshop on anti-racism and exploring race, bias, and identity. Develop strategies and learn more about campus resources that can help you become an upstander and ally.
Africana Studies, Black Politics, and Biden
A discussion on contemporary politics led by an expert in Africana Studies and Black Politics.
My Experience as a Black Professional
My Experience as a Black Professional - Culturally Navigating a Diverse Environment.
Black Health Matters
Representatives from Health Services and CAPS will have a table with health information and resources highlighting black health. Free raffle entry.
Between the World and Me Book Discussion
Join Associate Professor Jon Radwan as he leads a discussion of the 2015 National Book Award Winner for nonfiction, Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This event is co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, DEI, and South Orange Maplewood Cross-Cultural Works.
Dr. John Tawa, assistant professor of psychology at Mount Holyoke, will present his research on “Racial Essentialism: What it is, why it matters, and what we can do about it”. The lecture will take place on Friday Feb 25th from 11am - 12pm.
- Selected Black Writers (selected by Allison Piazza at IHS Library)
- Selected Race and Racial Studies Books
- Selected Antiracism Books
- CAPS Mental Health Resources
Research Help & Resources
- Black History Month at the Libraries and Beyond
- The African Americans PBS Documentary
- Africana Studies Librarians at SHU – send us an email, or schedule a chat!
- New Primary Source Databases in Africana Studies (SHU-only access to African American Newspapers, Periodicals, and primary sources on Jim Crow, Reconstruction and Civil Rights)
- Africana Studies Research Guide
- Race & Racial Studies Research Guide