USCB African American History Month

USCB AAHM 2023 Series: Resistance, Resilience & Re-imagination for the Next Generation

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2023 AAHM

African American History Month Description

In 1986, the US Congress passed legislation that designated February as African American History Month, with three primary purposes: (1) raise awareness of African American history (2), acknowledge contributions of African Americans to the American story; and (3), stimulate interest in learning and apply lessons from African American history for all Americans. For the past six years, USCB has hosted a comprehensive series of events for our campus and Beaufort community members in celebration of African American History Month.

AAHM 2023 Events & Registration Links

2023 AAHM Poster

See below for events and registration links to events - be sure to check this site regularly for updates!

  • Opening Lecture - Why These 3Rs? 
    Thursday, February 2, 2023
    4:30pm - 5:45pm
    USCB Bluffton Campus, Hargray 277 & Online via Zoom
  • ZuZu African Acrobats
    Thursday, February 2, 2023
    6:00pm
    USCB Bluffton Campus Rec Center
    • Hailing from Tanzania, ZUZU AFRICAN ACROBATS celebrate the two thousand year old Bantu culture of East Africa.
  • Freedom Day at Mitchelville Feedom Park
    Saturday, February 4, 2023
    11:00am - 1:00pm
    40 Harriet Tubman Way, Hilton Head Island  (USCB Sandshark Shuttle service will be available from and back to the USCB Bluffton campus for this event at no cost to participants!)SSShuttle

Freedom Celebration Day Poster

  • Orangeburg Massacre Commemoration
    Wednesday, February 8, 2023
    6:00pm - 8:00pm USCB Beaufort Campus, Newcastle St. event space                        Documentary screening & discussion. (USCB Sandshark Shuttle service will be available from and back to the USCB Bluffton campus for this event at no cost to participants!)SSShuttle2
  • Beaufort County AAHEC - 2nd Annual African American History Education Conference
    Thursday, February 9, 2023 through Saturday, February 11, 2023

    USCB Beaufort Campus (multiple locations); USCB Sandshark Shuttle service will be available from and back tothe USCB Bluffton campus for this event at no cost to participants!SSShuttleUntold Stories: Pathways for the Next Generation is no cost to USCB students, but registration is required. Tours and meals included - please click the link below to register early! https://hipaa.jotform.com/223405701601139 

AAHEC Flyer 2023

  • Douglass Day
    Tuesday, February 14, 2023
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    USCB Bluffton Campus (in-person location TBA)
    • Transcribing papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary; Cake Walk Event.
  • The Divine 9 Experience
    Thursday, February 23, 2023
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    USCB Bluffton Campus (in-person location TBA)
    • A party with a purpose.
  • Closing Lecture - Next Steps for Resistance, Resilience & Re-imagination
    Tuesday, February 28, 2022
    4:30pm - 5:45pm
    USCB Bluffton Campus, Hargray 277 & Online via Zoom
    • Join the Zoom meeting - link coming soon!

Please use #AFAMUSCB for your social media posts.

Videos for AAHM 2022 Events

Check back regularly for new videos from our events!

Past Events (photos and passports)

Past event photos:

AAHM 2020 Group Photo

Sonja Griffin Evans and Dr. Najmah Thomas at AAHM 2020

AAHM 2020 Student Panel

Throwback Night

Literature Review

This guide features resources and exhibits that connect with the USCB 2021 African American History Month theme of Justice Beyond the Ballot Box. Click the link below for recommended readings, photos and descriptions of books on display at both library locations, exhibits, and more!

 

Attendees at AAHM 2020

Social Media Links

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Facebook: @UniversityofSouthCarolinaBeaufort
Twitter: @USCBeaufort
Instagram: @USCBeaufort

Also, please use the following hashtags on social media posts: #AFAMUSCB #OurStory