Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) continues its tradition of hosting outstanding events in honor of Black History Month. For 2021, the events focus on the national theme of “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, Diversity.” Much of the celebration will be held online with Zoom due to the pandemic. Yet you should try to enjoy the artwork at the art museum safely.
During the month of February, the Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport (SUMAS) hosts a special exhibit featuring alumni artists. The museum opens from 10:00am-5:00pm Mondays and Thursdays and from 9:00am-Noon on Fridays. Social distancing guidelines and mask wearing will be enforced.
Special events at SUMAS
Monday, February 8, 3:00pm-4:00pm, SUSLA Homecoming Documentary Virtual Screening & Artist Talk. Featuring Roshanda Spears, Eric Francis and Brenda Wimberly and moderated by Dr. Sharron Herron-Williams. On Zoom (Meeting ID: 987 0696 2857)
Thursday, February 18, 7:00pm, SUSLA Homecoming Documentary Virtual Screening. Watch the documentary on Zoom (Meeting ID: 966 2658 4770).
Special events on the Southern University of Shreveport Campus
Tuesday, February 9, 7:00pm, Black Culture Game Night at Jaguar Courtyard
Thursday, February 11-Friday, February 12, 8:00am, 2021 Southern Conference on African-American Studies Inc. Virtual Conference on Zoom (Meeting ID: 961 3127 7531, Passcode: 683779)
Wednesday, February 24, 11:00am, Shreveport Black History Trivia Game via Zoom
Thursday, February 25, 11:00am, Student Government Association Black History Month Convocation on Zoom (Meeting ID: 701 733 9785)
Black Culture Week (Week of February 22)
Monday, February 22 – Wear all black
Tuesday, February 23 – Wear Mardi Gras beads and attire to celebrate Krewes of Zulu, Harambee and Sobek.
Wednesday, February 24 – Wear traditional African garments/prints
Thursday, February 25 – Wear your HBCU (Historic Black Colleges and University) fraternity or sorority regalia.
For more information about the Black History Month celebrations at Southern University at Shreveport, visit their event calendar.
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