Black History Month
Feb. 18, 2021—This article from the Winter 2021 issue of “Vestigo,” a publication of the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, examines the history and contributions of Black scientists at Vanderbilt and beyond.
Feb. 15, 2021—A virtual town hall-style discussion about identity, language and race is set for Wednesday, Feb. 17, as part of Vanderbilt’s ongoing commemoration of Black History Month. “The Intersection of Identity Conversations in the Disabled Community: From Person-first to Identity-first Language” is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. CT and will be hosted by the Student Access office, Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.
Feb. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s annual celebration of Black History Month—a time to acknowledge and appreciate the history, experience and accomplishments of Black people on the Vanderbilt campus, across the country and globally—continues through Feb. 28.
Feb. 9, 2021—Biomedical researchers across Vanderbilt University will convene to discuss the history and impact of Black biomedical scientists on Monday, Feb. 15, at noon CT.
Feb. 5, 2021—The Center for Latin American Studies will host the fifth annual Haiti Week at Vanderbilt University. Virtual programs will feature scholars from Vanderbilt and The City College of New York–CUNY, and explore Haitian history, music, culture, literature, language and more.
Feb. 5, 2021—LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter and a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, will give Vanderbilt’s 13th annual Murray Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Feb. 3, 2021—Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for both Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, was invited to write an essay for “Harvard Medicine,” the alumni magazine of his alma mater. Churchwell reflects on the prejudices he faced as a Black man in Boston in the late 1970s, and the lessons learned from his parents that guided his and his siblings’ success in life and careers in medicine.
Feb. 2, 2021—Prominent scholars Cornel West and Victor Anderson will participate in a virtual event, “Race, Faith and American Democracy: A Conversation,” on Friday, Feb. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. CT as part of Vanderbilt University’s celebration of Black History Month.
Feb. 1, 2021—Vanderbilt’s annual celebration of Black History Month—a time to acknowledge and appreciate the history, experience and accomplishments of Black people on the university's campus, across the country and globally—will include presentations, panel discussions, play readings, yoga sessions and more, most to be held virtually.
Jan. 29, 2021—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center is partnering with student organizations and campus leaders to celebrate the start of Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 1.
Jan. 27, 2021—Pain, healing and resilience are themes woven into Nashville artist Ashley Mintz’s new online exhibit supported by Vanderbilt Divinity School. The visual collection, "Resilient Souls: We Rest Then We Rise," will run in a fully virtual format Feb. 1–March 12 in celebration and reflection of Black History Month.
Jan. 26, 2021—Author Alice Randall, writer in residence in African American and Diaspora Studies, will discuss her new book, "Black Bottom Saints," during a virtual event on Thursday, Feb. 4. The event, open to all faculty, staff and alumni, will begin at 5 p.m. CT and be conducted via Zoom.