February is Black History Month, and the University of Arkansas is planning a host of events to help commemorate the occasion this year.
Several departments across the UA system including the Multicultural Center, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Black Alumni Society and other academic colleges across campus will host events during the month of February, including a virtual lunch and learn on Silas Hunt, a soulful cooking show and regular diversity, equity and inclusion hours, a film review and discussion, virtual story time and a panel discussion around Historically Black Colleges and Universities and others.
Black History Month was established in 1926 in recognition of the contributions and role African Americans played in United States history.
This year’s celebration in Fayetteville also includes a month-long scavenger hunt to support Black-owned businesses in the region.
Festivities kicked off on the first, and will run through the end of the month. Afull calendar of events is available here.