Below is a list of available resources for students, faculty, and staff related to Black History Month. If you have information or an event you would like featured on this page please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the relevant information.
NMSU BLACK PROGRAMS
- Power Through Pedagogy Panel, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. This virtual panel will feature Black educators discussing their experiences as leaders in higher education.
- Black History Documentary Series, 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, and 23 in the DACC East Mesa library, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd., room F.
- Worthy Wisdom Elder’s Podcast, noon, Thursdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24, featuring Black community leaders to recognize excellence and preserve history.
- Dedication of the Clarence Fielder Wing, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Dedication of the NMSU History Department Area of Breland Hall as the Clarence H. Fielder Wing. Fielder (1928-2015) was an African-American educator and icon both at NMSU and within the Las Cruces community. He taught in the NMSU History Department for more than 30 years, taught African-American history, and helped create the Black Studies Program.
- Black Health Matters Health Fair, noon, Thursday, Feb. 17. Join community partners to learn about resources and support.
- African Drum/Dance Experience, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. A live cultural drum and dance performance, education session, and participant engagement event.
- 70s Disco Party, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. A skating event celebrating black ‘70s culture with fashion, music, and food, at the Spot Family Entertainment Center, 170 W. Picacho Ave. in Las Cruces.
For more information on these events and links to the Zoom events, email email@example.com. Call NMSU Black Programs at 575-646-4208. Visit blackprograms.nmsu.edu.
NMSU ART MUSEUM
- Four Sites of Return: Ritual, Remembrance, Reparation & Reclamation. Jan. 21st – Mar. 5th , Artist Nikesha Breeze’s exhibition
- The Colored Museum, A play written by George C. Wolfe. Feb. 4th, 11th. Performed and produced by the Be Group at the NMSU University Art Museum
- ARTIST TALK: SITES OF RESISTENCE: Marie Alarcón, Nikesha Breeze, Nansi Guevara, Feb. 19.
- Panel Discussion: Blackdom, New Mexico – Its History and Potential Futures. Mar. 5th
For more information on these events call (575) 646-2545.
- Finding Pictures: African Americans in the Military, Feb. 8th, 10 a.m. MST. This orientation session will include a brief introduction to images in the collections that relate to the history of African American participation in the U.S. military from the Civil War through the Vietnam War, with a focus on photography.
- Repatriates, Recaptives and African Abolitionists: The Untold Story of Liberia’s Founding in 1822, Feb. 9th, 10 a.m. MST. C. Patrick Burrowes, Ph. D. was born in Liberia and he is called “the people’s professor” because of his willingness to share his deep knowledge of Liberian history freely with others.
- A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House, Feb. 23, 3 p.m. MST. Author Jonathan W. White presents the story of how President Abraham Lincoln welcomed African Americans to his White House in America’s most divided and war-torn era and why that transformed the trajectory of race relations in the United States.
SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE
- Make Good the Promises at Busboys and Poets – Conversation Featuring Kinshasha Holman Conwill and Paul Gardullo, Feb. 9, 5 p.m. MST. Join Kinshasha Holman Conwill, NMAAHC Deputy Director and Paul Gardullo, Curator in a virtual discussion of Make Good the Promises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies which they co-edited as the companion to the museum’s exhibition about the lasting impact of Reconstruction.
- History Alive! Coming Home: African Americans Returning from World War II, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. MST. History Alive! Coming Home explores stories and artifacts that reflect the economy, health care, education, housing, and political process for military veterans in the aftermath of WWII.
- Historically Speaking: A Great Moral and Social Force—Conversation with Timothy Todd, Feb. 22, 5 p.m. MST. In A Great Moral and Social Force: A History of Black Banks, writer Timothy Todd of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City discusses the emergence of African American financial institutions and how they fostered economic independence and wealth-building within African American communities during Reconstruction and beyond.