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Black History Month

UNF recognizes National Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, each February. It serves as a celebration of the African diaspora and the contributions of Black Americans as part of the United States history. Events, activities, and programs throughout the month of February acknowledge the robust and rich history and culture of Black Americans and others of African Descent.


Past events for Black History Month include the Black Excellence Expo, Soul Food Friday, our very own Mr. and Mrs. BSU pageant, and more! Check below for a complete list of our events.

Influential Black Leaders

Monday, February 22, 2021

Posted by 5 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Location: Instagram: @unfbsu

Cost: Free!

We will highlight influential Black leaders in the UNF community and beyond, illustrating their contributions to the advancement and empowerment of Black people over time.

Black Abraham

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

How have the Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, intersected with African and Black identities across the millennia? And how do they intersect today, in our community and our campus? Join the UNF Interfaith Center and the Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida for celebration, learning, storytelling and discussion on these rich heritages of faith.

Justice Sessions: How to Research Local Black History

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

3 - 4 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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Join UNF’s Digital Humanities Institute for a roundtable of archivists, scholars and independent researchers moderated by UNF History professor, Dr. Felicia Bevel.

Black Excellence Expo: Art Gala

Thursday, February 25, 2021

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Get dressed in your Sunday’s best and join us for a virtual formal night of artistic fun as local Black artists showcase their art and talent as we close out Black History Month with our signature event!