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Black History Month at MU

Lectures, meetings and more to celebrate Black History Month at Millersville University.

The Conrad Nelson Artist Lecture featuring artist Amy Sherald will be the highlight of a month packed with events celebrating Black History at Millersville University (MU). The Conrad Nelson Artist Lecture will take place on Feb. 19 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center, Clair Performance Hall.

Sherald is known for her stylized portraits of African Americans. In February 2018, Sherald unveiled her official portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama, commissioned for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in; Washington, D.C.

Sherald holds a master’s degree in fine arts in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a bachelor’s of arts degree in painting from Clark-Atlanta University. She was a Spelman College International Artist-in-Residence in Portobelo, Panama in 1997. Sherald was the first woman to win the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition grand prize; an accompanying exhibition, The Outwin in 2016. She has been on tour since 2016 and opened at the Kemper Museum, Kansas City, Missouri in October 2017.

Here is a full list of currently scheduled events for Black History Month at MU . Please check back for updates. All questions about specific events should be directed to the sponsoring organization.

State of the Culture

When: Monday, Feb 4; 9 p.m.

Where: Student Memorial Center

Sponsored: NAACP


QTPOC Meetup: Being Black and Queer

When: Tuesday, Feb 5


Black Terms

When: Monday, Feb 11; 8 p.m.

Where: Center for Student Involvement & Leadership

Sponsored: NAACP


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Lecture

Featuring John Quinones

When: Tuesday, Feb 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Claire Performance Hall, Winter Center

Sponsored: BSU and NAACP


The Hate You Give

When: Friday, Feb 15; 8:30 – 11 p.m.

Where: Club De’Ville

Sponsored: NAACP


Millersville What’s Good?

When: Monday, Feb 18; 8 p.m.

Where: Center for Student Involvement & Leadership

Sponsored: Black Student Union


Black History Jeopardy

When: Thursday, Feb 21; 6:30 p.m.

Where: Student Memorial Center, Room 118

Sponsored: Black Student Union & NAACP


Wild ‘n Out

When: Friday, Feb 22; 7 p.m.

Where: Club De’Ville

Sponsored: Black Student Union


Charter Day Celebration

When: Saturday, Feb 23

Sponsored: Delta’s


Being Black in Today’s Society

When: Tuesday, Feb 26

Sponsored: Zeta’s







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