Black History Month

Loving Story movie posterThroughout the month of February, events are being held at NMU to educate the student body about black history. 

The Loving Story documentary
6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, Whitman Commons
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and the Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia, which changed history.

American History X movie
6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, Nicolet Room, University Center
After a former neo-nazi skinhead is released from prison for murdering three Black men, he tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the wrong path. 

Ilyasah ShabazzSpeakers Ilyasah Shabazz and Ta-Nehisi Coates
7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, Great Lakes Rooms, University Center
Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, will discuss her memoir Growing Up X, the legacy of her parents, and the lessons she has learned from the values of her parents.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor at The Atlantic and is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.  

Soul Food Luncheon
1-3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, Jacobetti Complex
The menu for the soul food lunch will include a choice of fried or baked chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, baked macaroni and cheese, green beans and corn breads. There will also be drinks and dessert. 

Tickets are $7 for NMU students with ID, $10 for general public, $5 for children 12 and under and free for children 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased from the Multicultural Education Resource Center (MERC) located in 3001 Hedgcock. 

These events are sponsored by the Black Student Union, Student Finance Committee, MERC and Platform Personalities

Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson, pictured above, and other Black Student Union participants are also featured in videos about various aspects of Black History Month.

NMU Black History Month Introduction

Our Experience at NMU

Jim Crow Laws

Why is Black History Month Important?