Since 1976, Black History Month has been celebrated in the United States during the month of February. CSUMB commemorates Black History Month by hosting a number of events. For further information on related topics, the library recommends the following resources.
The Blacker the Berry
February 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Student Center, East Lounge
An intellectual round table on modern-day colorism.
Norwood, K.J. (2014). Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America. New York: Routledge.
Jablonski, N. (2012). Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color. Berkeley: University of California Press.
February 12, 2017, 3:30-6:00 p.m.
A celebration of black history and culture with a keynote by Angela Davis.
Davis, A. (2012). The Meaning of Freedom. San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books.
Davis, A. (1988). Angela Davis: An Autobiography. New York: International Publishers.
February 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Student Center, Room 120
A discussion about privilege and African American identity.
Kimmel, M.S., & Ferber, A.L. (2003). Privilege: A Reader. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press.
Robinson, E. (2010). Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America. New York: Doubleday.
Writing a paper on one of these topics for any of your classes? Enter it for the Ethnic Studies Research Paper Award. Prize: $500.