Millersville University recognizes February as Black History Month, also known as Black Heritage Month. Throughout the month, events are scheduled to both inform the community and celebrate it.
MU’s Intercultural Center for Student Engagement has various events planned throughout the month including Movie Monday and Tabling Tuesday. Starting off the month, a screening of the film “Lincoln” will play in the SMC on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. In addition, the center will also serve as a Black Heritage Month museum, host We The People First Fridays, history and culture trivia and will hold a Black Excellence Ball.
Events will also be held to celebrate and bring together the LGBTQ+ community. On Feb. 7, students will have the opportunity to discuss the topic, “Who is Who of the Black LGBTQ+ Community” from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the SMC.
At the end of the month, there is a student trip to the Fulton Theatre on Feb. 28 for a showing of “The Wiz.”
The Ware Center is also holding events throughout the month. They include:
From Feb. 3 – 24, ART: Of Light and Legacy will be on display to celebrate the month with an exhibit from several local artists of different mediums. Some works will be part of an interactive hands-on exhibit. Artists currently scheduled to participate include Lunga Bechtel, Gracie Berry, Malcolm Corley, Arlinetta A Johnson, Justin Jones, Carmen Jordan-Cox, Courtnee Jordan-Cox, Kailah Liggons, Louis Logan, Amaka Nnamani and Blake Showers.
On Feb. 3, We The People First Fridays Presents: Celebrating African-American History Month with Birds Flyin’ High – FREE: Join actor Kellie C. Turner portraying Nina Simone being interviewed while doing her farewell tour. When challenge meets destiny, we learn about some of Nina’s peaks and valleys on her path to being one of the greatest performers and activists of our time.
On Feb. 11, Club 42: T.H.E.M. the Collective – A Celebration of the Evolution of Black Music: A dynamic local group featuring a five-piece band and eight vocal artists, Jeannette and T.H.E.M. will walk through the evolution of Black music starting with African drumming and going through the decades and timelines of various genres leading up to present day music.
For more information on the Ware Center: http://bit.ly/3JhvZZG