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Black History Month 2017: What is Black?

Black History Month - What is Black?

Jackie Robinson and Brad Pye
Jackie Robinson and Brad Pye from The Tom and Ethel Bradley Center photographic archive. Our first event features the movie 42, about Jackie Robinson.

For the second year in a row, the Oviatt Library will be joining with educators and artists from across campus to present an enlightening, entertaining, and celebratory series of events to coincide with Black History Month. A diverse calendar of programming is scheduled to run through the entire month of February. From a film screening and live music events on the Library’s front lawn, to open microphones and poetry readings in the first floor’s bustling Learning Commons, to faculty showcases and an author presentation in the Ferman Presentation Room. For more information, see the sidebar on this page for our event schedule.

In addition to our main events, there are special exhibitions in Music & Media and on our new multi-screen Media Wall.  

Additional events running throughout the month:

  • What is Black? A curated series of video clips contributed by CSUN’s campus community will run on the Media Wall in the ASRS Viewing Room.
  • Music & Media Exhibit. A display highlighting African American materials from the Oviatt’s Music & Media Collection in Music & Media on the second floor in the east wing.
  • “I have a dream” – Martin Luther King Jr., speech will play on a loop in the ASRS Viewing Room.
  • “Take a Dream, Leave a Dream,” an open participation board in the Learning Commons.

All month, all free, and open to everyone.