This year’s Black History Month program offers many exciting opportunities and events for students, including a free 3-day civil rights trip, several powerful experiential learning activities, and social gatherings to network, debate, and learn.

Check out these Black History Month program highlights:

Interested in experiencing civil rights history?

A free 3-day field trip to Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham

When: March 6-9, 2020

Apply for a spot here.

For more information, contact Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel at Susan-Eckelmann@utc.edu.


Interested in learning more about racism in the medical profession?

Participate in a simulation workshop that shows the impact of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment between 1932-1972.

When: Tuesday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: University Center Signal Mountain Room

Register here.

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For more information, contact Dr. Mark Johnson at mark-johnson01@utc.edu.


Interested in racism and the criminal justice system?

Come to one of the following film screenings:

Just Mercy: Movie Screening and Discussion 

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 6:45 pm

Where: Majestic 12 Downtown

The Eric Morse Story: Race, Poverty, and the Criminalization of Black Youth

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:00 pm

Where: University Center Heritage Room

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Interested in local history and racial violence?

Black Heroines for Justice: 1980s Terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan in Chattanooga and the Women Who Stood Against Them

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 5:30 pm

Where: Bessie Smith Cultural Center

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For more information, contact Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel at Susan-Eckelmann@utc.edu.


Interested in Civil War history and Memory?

Confronting the Past in Memphis: Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Antebellum Slave Trade, and the Reinvention of Civil War Memory

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00 pm

Where: University Center Signal Mountain Room

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For more information, contact Dr. Michael Thompson at Michael-D-Thompson@utc.edu.


Interested in Frantz Fanon’s Phenomenology?

Join a Philosophy Club discussion of Frantz Fanon, a revolutionary, psychiatrist, and a political philosopher who founded the discipline of post-colonialism and heavily influenced black liberation leaders such as Huey P. Newton, Stokely Carmichael, and Angela Davis.

When: Friday, February 7, 2020, 5:30 pm

Where: State Office Building Room 105


Interested in even more events?

See the full calendar of the Black History Month Program here.


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