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Black History Month

February 1 - February 28

Students of the Wahala Dance group perform at the 2022 Black Excellence Gala.

In celebration of Black History Month (BHM) 2024, Virginia Tech, the Black Cultural Center, and a wide array of campus partners and programs honor the achievements of Black people and showcase the diversity of the Black community with programs and events throughout the month of February. 

Event details are subject to change. Please continue to check back here throughout the month of February. Should you have questions reach out to the Director of the Black Cultural Center, Kimberly Clark.

VT BSA Presents Karaoke Night Flyer has a microphone against a black background with hits of blue light around the text "Song Association. Owens Ballroom".

Monday, February 5, 2024
Karaoke Night: Song Association
Location: Owens
Time: 6:30 PM

Mental Health in The African-American Community

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Mental Health in The African-American Community
Location: ROANOKE: VTCSOM Room 106 & ZOOM
Time: 12:00 NOON

Black Student Alliance presents Vision board making Flyer has a collage at the top at Newman Library

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Vision Board Making
Location: Newman Library Multi-purpose room
Time: 6:30 PM

Black History Month Trivia Night Wednesday February 7 at the Haymarket Theater

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
BHM Trivia
Location: Haymarket
Time: 7:00 PM

Ebony Women of Empowerment: Workshop Series

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Ebony Women of Empowerment Work Shop Series: The Power of Denial and No
Location: Black Cultural Center
Time: 6:00 PM

DEIB Black History Month Kickback (1920 × 1080 px)

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Black History Month Kickback
Location: Pamplin 1028
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a vibrant celebration at the Black History Month Kickback, hosted by the Pamplin College of Business Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging! This event promises an enriching experience filled with free food, great company, engaging games, uplifting music, and valuable networking opportunities. Come together to celebrate the richness of Black history and culture and leave with some Pamplin swag. Open to ALL students! Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect, learn, and celebrate during Black History Month!

R & B Bingo presented by VT Black Student Alliance

Friday, February 9, 2024
VT Black Student Alliance presents R & Bingo
Location: Black Cultural Center
Time: 4:30 PM

All Black Affair at Owens Ball ROom Friday Feb 9th at 6pm

Friday, February 9, 2024
All Black Affair
Location: Owen's Ballroom
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Our organization, Student National Association for Black Veterinarians (SNABV), will be hosting our second annual All Black affair on February, 9th from 6:00-9:00 pm. This event aims to bring black professionals ( graduate students, professionals, faculty, etc.) together to celebrate our success and history, in addition to building community within Blacksburg. All professional/graduate students, staff, and many professionals in the field are invited. Like last year, this will be an elegant outing, so we are encouraging guests to wear their best all black outfit!

Black excellence gala 2024 - 1

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Black Excellence Gala
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom
Time: 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Ebony Women of Excellence
Location: BCC
Time: 6:00 PM

Soulful Friday FEbruary 16, 2024 from 4:30pm through 6:30pm at the BCC

Friday, February 16, 2024
Location: BCC
Time: 4:00 PM

A red flyer a picture of gameoverskip with white letters that read Two-Stepping for Heart Health ft. @gameovaskip at McComas Hall Basketball Courts on February 17 from 5-7pm

Saturday, February 17, 2024
Gameovaskip RecSports - 2-Stepping for Heart Health
Location: McComas Gym - Studio B
Time: 5:00 PM

Join us on February 21st, 6:00pm at the Moss Arts Center as we welcome Melissa Proctor, the distinguished Executive Vice President and CMO of the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena, as Virginia Tech’s Black History Month Keynote Speaker. This will be an insightful evening gaining insights from this creative and accomplished leader as she shares stories and lessons from her journey in the NBA, making a lasting impact in the world of sports, marketing, brand communications, and corporate social responsibility. This event is free and open to the public, for more information, go to Virginia Tech’s Black History Month page at

Join us on February 21st, 6:00pm at the Moss Arts Center as we welcome Melissa Proctor, the distinguished Executive Vice President and CMO of the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena, as Virginia Tech’s Black History Month Keynote Speaker. Melissa stands in front of a red background

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
BHM Keynote Speaker:  Melissa Proctor
Location: Moss Art Center
Time: 6:00 PM

Black Rural Education A Front Porch Conversation

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Black Rural Education: A Front Porch Conversation
Location: Webinar
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Register for the Front Porch Conversation

Exploring the intersections of identity and rural education for Black students, Educators, families, and communities.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
DISP Connect Lunch
An opportunity for Black graduate students to connect with one another over shared identities and experiences
Location: GLC Multipurpose Room
Time: 12:00 NOON

Rustin Movie Premier at Haymarket Theater on February 22 at 7pm

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Rustin (2023) Movie Screening
Location: Haymarket Theatre
Time: 7:00 PM

The Pride Center will be hosting a screening of the 2023 film, Rustin. Rustin is an American biographical drama film directed by George C. Wolfe, from a screenplay by Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black, and a story by Breece about the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Produced by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company Higher Ground, the film stars Colman Domingo in the title role, alongside Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, CCH Pounder, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Johnny Ramey, Michael Potts, Jeffrey Wright, and Audra McDonald. It is based on the true story of Rustin, who helped Martin Luther King Jr. and others organize the 1963 March on Washington.

THe Virginia Tech Union and the Black Student Alliance Presents Polo G February 23rd adn 7pm in Burruss Hall

Friday, February 23, 2024
BSA/VTU Concert
Location: Burruss
Time: 6:00 PM

Gallery eFLYER Celebrate Black Love at Perspective Gallery

Friday, February 23, 2024
Celebrate Black Love: Reception
Location: Perspective Gallery
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Visit the Perspective Gallery Site for more Information


Uplifting Black Men Conference at Goodwin Hall 2-24

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Uplifting Black Men Conference
Location: Goodwin Hall
Time: 10am - 4pm

Attend the Uplifting Black Men Conference

Closing reception for the Celebrate Black Love exhibit (January 16 - March 1) and features original artwork of Virginia Tech students highlighting expressions of Black love. Refreshments will be available at this event which is free and open to the public from 5 - 7 p.m. on Friday February 23.

Black Cultural Center Healing Hour For Black Women on February 27 at 12pm

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Healing Hour for Black Woman: Higher Ed and Beyond
Location: Black Cultural Center (BCC)
Time: 12:00 PM

Join the conversation about Black women  facilitated by Dr. Menah Pratt, Vice President, Strategic Affairs and Diversity, and Kimberly Clark, Director, Black Cultural Center at Virginia Tech, in a safe and supportive space created for open and honest dialogue for faculty and staff.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Movie Screening
Location: Grandin Theatre
Time: 6:00 PM

Register for the free film viewing

BOC State of the Black Union at the Graduate Life Center February 28 at 4pm

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
State of the Black Union
Location: GLC Multipurpose Room
Time: 4:00 PM

Hidden in Plain Sight The Politics of Memorialization of Slavery in Charleston, SC

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Hidden in Plain Sight: The politics of the memorialization of slavery in Charleston, SC
Location: Newman Library -1st floor - Goodall Room (MPR)
Time: 5:30 PM

Young man in red velvet suit is centered in the photo, dancing with others behind him.
Member of the VT student group VTDITC performing at the halftime show of a VT women's basketball game, February 2023.
Man stands at a microphone with his back slightly turned to the audience. He is clapping, dancing, and speaking into the microphone
Woman from The Poetry Cafe singing into a microphone with a man out of focus giver her his attention in the distance.
Students celebrating at the Black Excellence Gala in February of 2022. Two female students are dancing down an aisle created by other students. One is in a green formal dress, the other in light pink. All are cheering them on.
A member of Step Africa performs at a show on VT's campus in February of 2022. He is jumping in a crouched position, a blue screen filling all directions around him.

Follow the Black Cultural Center (BCC) on social media for additional updates