2023 Black History Month Event

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February 1 - 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

"The Shop" Kick-Off Celebration

Gators Lounge, Griffin Hall - Hampton Campus

Join us to celebrate the launch of “The Shop” a resource and support network for students who identify as male and minority.

February 10 - 12 p.m.

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge Debrief

Peninsula Workforce Development Center Conference Room

This luncheon is an opportunity for those students, faculty, and staff who registered to participate in the 2023 challenge!

February 22 - 3 p.m.

President’s Leadership Series: Journey to Entrepreneurship

Peninsula Workforce Development Center Conference Room

Join us in welcoming local entrepreneur Whitteney Guyton as she and President Brannon discuss her journey as an entrepreneur who invests her time and talent to the Hampton Roads Community.

February 24 - 7 a.m.

African American History & Culture Museum Trip

Registration Required by February 10:  https://forms.gle/ksW8UbxB9npD2YyR9

Join us on a trip to Washington, D.C. to view exhibits reflecting on the contributions of African-Americans.  $10 TRIP FEE

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Events Provided by and Taking Place in our Service Areas


February 7 - 4 p.m.

Africans an African Americas in the Maritime World

Northampton Branch Library, 936 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666 (Free)

February 7, 14, 21, & 28
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"I Made This Exhibition"

Colonial Williamsburg

February 12 - 3 p.m.

In Conversation with Professor Wanda A. Hendricks,
Author of "The Life of Madie Hall Xuma"

Virtual Event: Sundays@Home:


February 25 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After Angelo Black Artist Showcase

Jamestown Settlement


Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg receive free admission with proof of residency.

Virtual and National Opportunities


Black History Month Virtual Festival


Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will host innovative virtual programming in the month of February celebrating the 2023 Black History Theme: Black Resistance.

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The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

African American History in National Archives


The National Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the African American experience and highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media.

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