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Collage of voting rights protestors, 15th Amendment and MLK memorial

African Americans and the Vote

Events include an art show, recitals, film festival, business expo, speakers and an interactive workshop.

Art Exhibit: The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Feb. 2-28 | G-Building Hallway

An exhibition illustrating the civil rights movement's enduring significance by focusing on the people and the events that made it possible. Features photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents and quotations by movement leaders.

HBCU Transfer Fair

Tuesday, Feb. 4 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Hive and C135

Discuss transfer opportunities with representatives of historically black colleges and universities. Also: the history of HBCUs, members of the Divine Nine Greek Letter Organizations, the Lancaster ISD Marching Band, Greek steppers and snacks.

Recital Series

Wednesdays | 1 p.m. | F117

Feb. 5 • Bronwen Forbay, Soprano

Feb. 12 • Tony Baker Jazz Quartet

Feb. 19 • George Anderson Jazz Quartet

Feb. 26 • Barbara Hill Moore Vocal Studio

Dallas Black Dance with a Taste of Soul 

Thursday, Feb. 6 | 12:30-1:15 p.m. | The Hive

The oldest continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas performs mini concerts on "African Americans and the Vote."

Popcorn Pop-Up Film Festivals 

Film festival of documentaries on the right to vote and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Friday, Feb. 7 and 14 | 12:30-3 p.m. | L208

"I am Not Your Negro" and "Freedom Summer"

Monday, Feb. 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | VIBee Lounge

"Voting Matters" and "Barber of Birmingham"

Tuesday, Feb. 18 | 11 a.m.-noon | Pleasant Grove Campus Community Room

"Voting Matters" and "Barber of Birmingham"

Black Business Expo: Tribute to Black Wall Street

Monday, Feb. 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C135 and The Hive

Support our African American entrepreneurs in the DFW small business community and help black businesses stay in business. Vendors will be on campus promoting their merchandise, products and services.

The Great Debate Continues …

Tuesday, Feb. 11 | 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | S100

Engaging conversation from the black male and female perspective as it relates to our plight during slavery, the civil rights movement, voter registration and the hip-hop era. Door prizes and refreshments.

The Fight to Vote: Presenter the Rev. Peter Johnson

Wednesday, Feb. 12 | 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | S100

Plan to be inspired by a living history book. Meet the Rev. Peter Johnson, one of Dallas' last living links to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s purpose-driven mission of non-violence for justice.

Shotguns, Sheep and Sheets: Presented by Dr. Janice Franklin

Thursday, Feb. 13 | 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | C297

Unwashed stories seldom told. Spotlighting the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.

What Black History Means To Me: The Video

Tuesday, Feb. 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | VIBee Lounge

Staff and faculty share personal experiences and self reflections of the significance and impact of living within institutionalized America.

Drop the Mic: Expressions in Freestyle and Swing Therapy

Thursday, Feb. 20 |  11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | C135

Share your favorite original poem, essay or play an instrument and learn to swing dance.

Our Future Needs Our Stories

Wednesday, Feb. 26 | 2:30-5:30 p.m. | G203

This interactive, three-hour workshop by Young Professionals of Color allows students of color to tell their stories to counteract dominant narratives, define their identity and take the first steps to creating change in their community.