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Bloomington and IU offer numerous events for Black History Month



*Events are current according to a calendar provided by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs.


Black History Month kick-off

6:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1

City Hall Council Chambers, 401 N. Morton St.


IUB 16th Annual African American Read-In

11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall


Afro-Creeks in the Civil War: Using the Dawes Census to Visualize Information Networks

Noon Thursday, Feb. 8

First Nations Educational & Cultural Center 


Black Film: Nontheatrical, Featuring South Side Home Movie Project

2:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8

Herman B Wells Library, Screening Room 048


Black History Month Essay Contest Awards Reception

6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 

Fairview Elementary School, 500 W. 7th St.


The Escape Room 

6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 

Ballantine Hall


Lunch and Discussion: “Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions” 

Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 

Asian Culture Center


2018 Black Knowledge Bowl

6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center


Cupid Shuffle 

7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9

Willkie Quad Auditorium


NMBCC Black Faculty and Staff Brunch

1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center


Miss Black and Gold 

7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11

Buskirk-Chumley Theater


State of the Black Community

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 

City Hall Council Chambers, 401 N. Morton St.


Black/Brown Coalitions: A Failed Promise or a Possibility? 

7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13

La Casa Latino Cultural Center


African American Choral Ensemble Concert 

Noon Wednesday, Feb. 14

IU School of Education atrium


A Night in Wakanda

7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 

AMC 12 located on 3rd Street


Diversity Law Day 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

IU Maurer School of Law, Baier Hall


Black Girls Rock 

5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall


Soul Revue at Soup Bowl 

5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18

Monroe County Convention Center


Mahogany Soul Night 

6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall


The Global Impact of the African American Struggle 

Noon Tuesday, Feb. 20

IU Maurer School of Law, Baier Hall


The Black Forum Label: Motown Joins the Revolution – a Lecture by Charles E. Sykes 

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall


Hair Politics: Ode to the Black Barber/Beauty Shops and the Dialogue They Foster

5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center


IMU Late Night Celebrates Black History Month 

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Begins Friday, Feb. 23

Indiana Memorial Union


14th Annual Black History Month Gala

6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 

Hilton Garden Inn, 245 N. College Ave.


Sleep Out for the Homeless 

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25

Corner of Kirkwood Avenue and Dunn Street


African American Dance Company Concert 

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25

Monroe County Public Library


Black in Blue

6-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center


Black Card Revoked 

7:14 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27

Read Center, Hoosier Den

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