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2024 African American Heritage Month

Eastern Illinois University

Celebrating Black Culture

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Wednesday, January 31st


BSU Flag Raising Ceremony

South Quad Flagpole 

Refreshment following Thomas Hall Lobby


Wednesday, February 7th

12:00pm to 4:00pm

American Red Cross – Blood Drive (Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness)

University Ballroom


Thursday, February 8th

6:00pm – 8:00pm

A Night in Nola

University Ballroom


Friday, February 9th

11:00am – 3:00pm

Friday Food Truck

Anna’s Hands Soul Food


Monday, February 12th

7:00pm – 8:30pm

“Everything Dope about America Comes from Chicago!”

History of African American areas in Chicago Mahogany

Alumni Presenter: Shermann “Dilla” Thomas

Lumpkin Auditorium


Tuesday, February 20th

6:00pm – 6:00pm

STRONG MENtoring presents,

“Conversations with STRONG: Where do we go from Here!”

Thomas Hall Lounge (Lower level)


Friday, February 23rd

5:00pm- 7:00pm

Create Your Legacy in The Footprints of Giants

The LEAD Firm: Jarrod Benjamin

1895 Room (Student Leaders)


Saturday, February 24th


2024 Miss Black EIU - Shades of an Ebony Queen

MLK University Union – Grand Ballroom


Tuesday, February 27th 

5:00pm (Women’s Game)/7:30pm (Men’s Game) -

EIU vs. SIUE “Pack the Stands”

BSU/NPHC Game Night


Thursday, February 29th

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Color Purple

Buzzard Auditorium



Sponsors: Black Student Union, History Department, NPHC, Office of Inclusion and Academic Engagement, STRONG MENtoring, Student Life, Student Success, University Board

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Mona Y. Davenport, Ph.D.
Executive Director

1122 - Blair Hall

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