Black History Month: BSU to “honor the past and embrace the future”


Sofiya Melnychuk, Culture Editor

Lindenwood’s Black Student Union is planning to host multiple events for students to celebrate Black History Month as February continues.

The celebration of Black History Month began back in 1976 when President Gerald Ford described it as a chance to “honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans,” according to

The Black History Month celebration will include Black Out Tuesday, movie nights, trivia nights, and more. The events are hosted and sponsored by Lindenwood’s Black Student Union.

Black Out Day – General Assembly Meeting

When: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m.
Where: Spellmann 4105
Details: Wear All Black Attire

Movie Night

When: Thursday, Feb. 10, 7-9 p.m.
Where: LARC Theatre
Details: Showing Netflix Original “Amateur”

Paint with Love

When: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Hyland Arena VIP Room
Details: Students can paint with their significant other or bring a friend

90’s Day

When: Tuesday, Feb. 15
Details: Wear your best 90’s fit and be camera-ready

Black Trivia Night

When: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Spellmann Classroom 4105
Details: Top places will receive prizes

“Wild’n Out” Part 2

When: Thursday, Feb. 17, 7-9 p.m.
Where: LARC Theatre

Pajama Movie Night

When: Monday, Feb. 21, 7-9 p.m.
Where: LARC Theatre

Black Artist Day

When: Tuesday, Feb. 22
Details: Dress as your favorite music artist and be camera-ready.

Pictures will be taken all month using the hashtag #lindenwoodbsu.

For more information and details about BSU events, click here.