2014 Black History Month Celebration Presents:


Calendar of Events    


Monday, February 3

Black History Month Kickoff with special guests Cornel West and Robert George '77

Join the BCC Community by networking and mingling with faculty, staff, and students. Celebrate with great conversation, a delicious lunch and good tunes. 

Details: 12:00-1:30pm, Black Cultural Center


Friday, February 7

Research Talk and Luncheon with Elizabeth Derickson


“Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing & Social Mobility in an American Suburb". Lunch will be provided.

Details: 12:00-1:30pm (talk starts at 12:30), Black Cultural Center


Tuesday, February 11

“In Transience”: An Artist Talk with Alexander Anderson ’13


Lunch will be provided.


Details: 12:30-1:30pm, Black Cultural Center


Fulbright Presentation with Alexander Anderson’13


Details: 4:30pm, Black Cultural Center


Wednesday, February 12

Black History Month Keynote Speaker


Please join us for the annual Black History Month Keynote lecture given by Dr. Deborah Thomas, anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania. The title of her lecture is, "The Time of the Archive: Visual Anthropology and State Violence in Jamaica." She will make connections to state sponsored violence in the United States.


Session will include time for question and answers. Light refreshments will be served.


Details: 4:30-5:45pm, Science Center 101


February 13-16

Yale Black Solidarity Conference

"Rooted: The Odyssey of Black Art" will explore the diversity of art mediums in their presentation of black culture and in their propagation and/or prevention of racism and stereotyping of the black community.


Details: click here for more information:  http://www.yale.edu/bsc/

Tuesday, February 18

Kathryn Morgan Festival Presents:


"The African-American Cowboy" with Ron Tarver


This year’s Annual Kathryn Morgan Festival, named in honor of a groundbreaking folklorist and historian who taught at Swarthmore for more than 20 years, features award-winning photographer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art Ron Tarver. 


Details: 4:30pm, Scheuer Room

Wednesday, February 19 

Paces Takeover- Welcome to Black


Details: 10:00 -11:30pm, Paces


Saturday, February 22 

Black Love Formal


Join Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges at the annual Black love Formal banquet: A night of mingling, dinner, and dancing.


Details: 7:00pm -10pm, Haverford College

Sunday, February 23

Gospel Choir Concert: Make a Joyful Noise


Come have your spirits lifted at the gospel choir concert! Enjoy songs, dancing and fun.  


Details: 4pm, Friends Meeting House

Friday, February 28  

Soul Shack


Got Talent? Whether you sing, dance, write poetry, tell jokes, or have something unique to share, we want YOU! Join us for a fun-filled evening showcasing your talent. Refreshments will be served. 


Details: 7:00pm -10pm, Black Cultural Center



Black Cultural Center (BCC), Black Studies Program, Deans Office, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fellowships and Prizes, Institute for the Liberal Arts, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Development, Office of the President, Provost’s Office, Swarthmore College Gospel Choir, Student Budget Committee (SBC), Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA), Swarthmore African Student Association (SASA), Swarthmore African-American Student Society (SASS)