Events to Celebrate Black History Month

February 1–28


Wide Image Black History Month

Opening Worship

Thursday, February 1

Miller Chapel: 7:00 p.m.

Preacher: Rev. William D. Carter III, Senior Pastor of Pemberton United Methodist Church

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This is our inaugural event where we invite the community to partake in the communal observation of African-American efforts, achievements, and contributions to date. Additionally, it serves as a means of orienting people to Black History Month so that they can celebrate it thoughtfully and meaningfully.

Free and open to the public. 

Hygiene Kit Drive

February 1–23

This initiative seeks to honor the tradition of service to others and allow students a simple yet powerful way to be good neighbors.

See flyer for list of items to donate (pdf)

Collection bins located in Mackay and CRW Fitness Center

For more details, please contact Michelle Bostic

Open to students, staff, and faculty.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture

Thursday, February 15

Miller Chapel: 7:00 p.m. 

Lecture: #STAYWOKE

Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, senior pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois (Reception to follow)

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Free and open to the public.

Hip Hop Lecture

Thursday, February 22

Library, Theron Room: 7:00 p.m.

Lecture: Art as Resistance 

Speaker: Dr. Daniel White Hodge, Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication at North Park University   

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Sponsored by the Center for Black Church Studies. 

Free and open to the public. 

Electricity: 1st annual MUSIC & ARTS festival

Friday, February 23

Mackay Auditorium: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

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Showtime at the Apollo meets Afropunk! This event seeks to allow the creatives of the community to come together and celebrate the musical genres and stylings birthed from the Black experience. There will be student and special guest performances to honor the dances, songs, music, and art inspired by African-American story.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Black Church Studies. 

Free and open to the public.


Sunday, February 25

Miller Chapel: 7:00 p.m. 

Preacher: Rev. Ernest C. Grant II, Lead Pastor of Epiphany Fellowship of Camden

This is our annual closing service which seeks to reflect on the month’s lessons, experiences, and adventures while looking forward to the future.

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Free and open to the public.


Wednesday, February 28

Time: TBD 

Location: TBD

The products will be collected, and students will come together to prepare the kits and deliver them to the Trenton Rescue Mission. 

Open to students, staff, and faculty.

View library resources for Black History Month

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Associate Rector at Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey

Nancy Hagner, Class of 2013

“Preaching is one of the most important things we do as pastors because it’s one of the last places in our society where people will actually listen, perhaps to things they may not agree with.”