Black History Month

Black History Month began 53 years ago on the campus of Kent State University. In officially designating it six years later, President Gerald Ford urged Americans to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history."

We are proud of the black and African-American students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who have called JU home, and we look forward to sharing some of their accomplishments this month.


Black History Month Show  

7:30 p.m. | Terry Concert Hall
Celebrating Black History through Fine Arts.
Partner: SGA


Speaker: Dr. Tammy L. Hodo

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | DCOBT Conference Rooms
Homophobia and the black community: A conversation with DEI educator and expert Dr. Tammy L. Hodo.
Partner: CS+G


Men's Basketball Game 

7:00 p.m. | Historic Swisher Gymnasium
Partner: JUBA X Athletics


Black History. Art. Culture. Pop-up Museum 

Open House
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Carl S. Swisher Library
An interpretation of Northeast Florida's Black past and present.
This show is available 2/1 - 3/10.
Partner: Carl S. Swisher Library


Chef Spotlight Series: Highlighting Black Culinary Excellence

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | JU Riverview Dining Hall
JU Premium Lunch Event.


BHM Kickback 

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Kinne Circle
Celebrating Black Life at JU.
Partner: Dolphin Productions


Black Professionals Round Table 

6:00 p.m. | Davis College of Business Room 270
Join Jacksonville University's Black Student Union and Career Management in celebration of Black History Month at our upcoming Black Professionals Round Table! This event will be held on-campus, Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the Davis College of Business & Technology. Both BSU and CM are very excited to bring together a series of distinguished speakers to discuss their professional journeys and roads to success. This program will include speaker stories and an opportunity for JU students/alumni to ask questions of their own. Students and alumni will also be able to network with speakers following the program. Register today on Handshake or Echo! For additional assistance or ADA accommodations, email


Throwback Thursday: Trap & Paint 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Moran Center
Celebrating Black History through Fine Arts
Partner: NPHC


Women's Basketball Game 

7:00 p.m. | Historic Swisher Gymnasium
Partner: JUBA X Athletics


Black LGBTQ+ Youth 

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Center for Gender + Sexuality (CG+S), Swisher Library
Black LGBTQ+ Youth Trivia Night.
Partner: CS+G


Movie on the Lawn

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Dolphin Green
The Movie Finale.
Partner: Student Engagement