Attend Black History Month events at Missouri S&T

A scene from 2016's Black History Month Celebration. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

A scene from 2016’s Black History Month Celebration. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology will celebrate Black History Month this February with events taking place throughout the month.


The following campus events are free and open to the public:

– Black History Month Kick-off, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Havener Center atrium. This annual event will feature information tables hosted by historically black student organizations, music and student performances.

– Poetry is Power: Race and Patriotism, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Missouri/Ozark Room of the Havener Center. This poetry reading will celebrate African American authors and poets who inspired changes throughout history, with poems focusing on the late 1800s to early 1900s. An opening reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business at Missouri S&T.

– Screening of the film “Loving,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Room 199 Toomey Hall. The 2016 historical drama tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple whose arrest for anti-miscegenation in Virginia led to a legal battle that would cumulate at the U.S. Supreme Court. The event is co-sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Missouri and Phi Beta Sigma.

– Black History Month Celebration, 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center. This annual event will feature an awards ceremony for student leaders who have promoted diversity on the Missouri S&T campus. The event is co-sponsored by the Student Union Board and the student diversity, outreach and women’s programs department at S&T.

These Black History Month events are coordinated by leadership and cultural programs’ Cultural Programs Board.

For more information about the events, contact Dr. Jerri Arnold-Cook at 573-341-6828 or email