TU Celebrates Black History Month

The event-filled month of February is in full swing thanks to ABC and other TU departments.

The University of Tulsa’s Association of Black Collegians has planned a month full of events for Black History Month. Although the first week of fun and insightful events has ended, ABC still has more events to share with the campus to celebrate Black History Month.

Poetry Night/ Talent Showcase
The “Speak on It” event will be a poetry and talent showcase where students are invited to come and perform or watch from the seats in Tyrell Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14. Light refreshments will be available to those who attend. If you would like to participate in the show, there is still time to sign up through the link on their Instagram bio @tulsaabc.

Black Music. All Music.
This tabling event will be open to all students to come enjoy some music while playing a game of trivia about Black History Month. This event will be in ACAC Feb. 21 at 12 p.m.

College Skate Night (18+)
Campus may be full of fun, but ABC is hosting a fun event off campus at Sand Springs Roller Skating Rink. All students are invited to College Skate Night. This event will be 18 and up on Feb. 21 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Soul Food Soiree
Food is an important part of all cultures and is a great way to teach others about the different cultures on campus. Sodexo will be providing the food for the event Soul Food Soiree at Pat Case Dining Center on Feb. 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event is also free for students and all are welcome to come and try some delicious foods.

ABC has many more events and everyone is encouraged to take a look at their Instagram for more updates on those event’s times and locations. ABC has done a great job keeping the month of February full of amazing and insightful events to celebrate an important history across campus and within the community

Along with ABC’s event plans other departments including The Student Activities Board and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are also hosting events or exhibits to celebrate Black History Month.

Food Truck Friday
The Student Activities Board hosts a food truck every other Friday on campus and offers free food for the first 100 students. This week on Feb. 16 at noon, the food truck that will be stationed outside in Samson Plaza, between The Allen Chapman Activities Center and Keplinger Hall is My Momma’s House. The black-owned soul food truck will be offering the first 100 students a variety of meals including catfish or chicken strips, mac & cheese, french fries, fried cajun corn and garden salads.

Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints
TU’s Oklahoma Center for Humanities is currently hosting the Wandering Spirit: African wax prints display. This exhibit is free for students to attend at the 101. E Archer building in downtown Tulsa. The exhibit shows the history and development of handmade designs and textiles. This exhibit allows students to follow the history of the African wax prints and how the textiles represent the stories and culture of those who wear them.

Black History Month Poster Exhibit
In the center of the first floor of ACAC, you may have noticed the display of posters. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, invites students to take a look at some of the many black innovators and inventors to celebrate Black History Month. ACAC is a central hot spot for students and the perfect place for their display, so next time you are grabbing lunch, take a minute and look at the exhibit to learn more about the influential people the DEI office would like us to recognize.

Post Author: Isabella Herrera