Black History Month

Black History Month

2024 National Theme: African Americans and the Arts

This year's teaching and learning experience focuses on the contributions of African Americans on American culture through the arts. African American art is infused with African, Caribbean and the Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts (literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression), the African American influence has been paramount (ASALH, 2024).

2024 Black History Month Events

Thank you to all who participated in the celebration of Black History Month. 

Photo Exhibit: African Americans and the Arts

Explore and engage in images and captions from past to present day stories, struggles and accomplishments which focuses on African Americans and their contribution to the Arts in American culture.

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2024 Expressions Competition

Guided by a quote from an African American in the Arts (visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary, etc.), COD students are invited to submit an essay, a story, a piece of art, music, video, poetry, or any other form of expression you desire. The top three submittals will be awarded and their selections will be featured on the Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website.

Contact Information

InterCultural Student Initiatives (ISI)
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1500

David A. Swope Sr.
Manager, Student Diversity Equity and Inclusion
(630) 942-2565 
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, closed

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