Black History Month 2017

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.

All Black Gala featuring Angela Davis

February 12, 2017, 3:30-6:00 p.m.

University Center

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.

Black Privilege

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.