Media Advisory: Black History Month events

Wake Forest University will celebrate Black History Month with several occasions throughout February. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Sunday Feb. 12 |  Wait Chapel  |  6 p.m.

Faith Works: Fostering Community & Inclusion — The service will address how work and faith often unite to build engaged and inclusive communities. Houston civil rights icon, Rev. William A. Lawson will deliver the sermon; musical selections by Winston-Salem State University’s Burke Singers; and special recognition of the upcoming 50th anniversary of integration at Wake Forest.

Tuesday Feb. 21 |  Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium 404  |  3 – 4 p.m.

African American Women in the 20th Century and the Road to and from Brown v. Board of Education from Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Beth Hopkins will present the unsung heroes who benefited from the courage and vision of Mary McCloud Bethune who played a significant role in the fight for civil rights.

Monday Feb. 27 |  Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium 404  |  7 p.m.

It’s Bigger than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post Hip-Hop Generation — M.K. Asante, author, filmmaker, and Morgan State University professor, wrote the book, “It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop.”


Kim McGrath,, 336.758.3209

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