UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — Throughout February, University of Richmond is celebrating Black History Month through a series of events focusing on the legacy of the Black community on campus and around the world.

"These experiences are transformative and help build community, underscoring the importance of diversity and equity,” said Tina Cade, associate vice president of student development and director of multicultural affairs. “Events like our Black Excellence Gala are important occasions designed to evoke pride and a sense of belonging for black students as well as recognize those who have distinguished themselves both in and beyond the classroom." 

Key events include:

Black History Month Kickoff Dinner
Feb. 4, 4:30-8 p.m., Heilman Dining Center
The dinner will feature Ethiopian, Caribbean, Creole, and Soul food menu items.

Finding Your Purpose: From Baltimore to Broadway’s “Hamilton”
Feb. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Booker Hall of Music, Camp Concert Hall
Bryan Terrell Clark, an accomplished actor, singer, and songwriter who performed as George Washington in his latest role in the hit Broadway play “Hamilton,” will share his personal and professional journey. His talk is free and open to the public. 

Black Excellence Gala
Feb. 8, 6-10 p.m., Jepson Alumni Center
The 2nd annual black tie event celebrates the accomplishments of underrepresented UR students and their commitment to fostering a thriving and inclusive campus community.

A full list of events can be found on The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ webpage.

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A Holistic History

“Through these events, we hope our campus community will become more familiar with the history of African Americans at UR and in Virginia, as well as the conquest and rise from slavery to excellence,” said Morgan Russell, associate director of multicultural affairs. “We hope to shed light on a history that is more than slavery.”

Related Campus Units

Multicultural Affairs Office