Black History Month 2022


February 9, 2022

Sponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities

February 9, 2022

Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center

February 10, 2022

Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center and Teach for America

February 10, 2022

Sponsored by the Department of African and African American Studies

February 10, 2022

A Rose Art Museum Exhibition that focuses on the significant and multifaceted role of the camera and the photographic image within Barkley L. Hendricks's artistic practice. Runs until July 24.

February 12, 2022

Sponsored by the Brandeis Black Student Organization (BBSO)

February 15, 2022

Part of the Sandra Seltzer Silberman Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Conversations Series featuring Laura Arnold Leibman, PhD

February 16, 2022

Featuring a display of archival collections honoring African American history at Brandeis and beyond. 

Location: Brandeis Library, level 2

Sponsored by the University Archives & Special Collections

February 16, 2022

A conversation celebrating the opening of "My Mechanical Sketchbook" — Barkley L. Hendricks & Photography, on view at the Rose Art Museum until July 24, 2022. 

February 16, 2022

Sponsored by the Brandeis Black Student Organization (BBSO)

February 17, 2022

A powerful and transporting documentary — part music film, part historical record created around an epic event in 1969 that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion.

Sponsored by the Brandeis Intercultural Center; Heller Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity and the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity

Features, Books and More

February 1, 2022

Learn more about Civil Rights Activist Pauli Murray's Legacy at Brandeis in this article.

February 1, 2022

Associate Dean of the Heller School Maria Madison, director of the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity, brings her restorative justice expertise to The Robbins House, a nonprofit focused on raising awareness of Concord’s African, African American, and antislavery history from the 17th through 19th centuries and its national relevance.

Resources from the Department of Theater Arts

A book edited by Kristin B. Waters and Carol B. Conaway and published by the Brandeis University Press.

“In one wonderfully rich and comprehensive volume, Waters and Conaway present the foundation of the groundbreaking but little known, history of black women’s early intellectual pursuits.”  –A’Lelia Bundles

At the Brandeis Libraries

Highlights the women of color at Brandeis and beyond that have shaped our world, this display combines the traditional monthly celebrations of Black History Month and Women's History Month to create a space for honoring their contributions and stories. Included are works by Anita Hill, Pauli Murray, Angela Davis, as well as others by and about black women's lives and experiences.

Location: Farber 1

A list of various scholarly resources.

New Rare Book Purchases

The Library recently purchased three new rare books available upon request from Special Collections with funding from an Ann and Abe Effron Donor Advised Fund Grant:

  • Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men. With a foreword by Franz Boas and illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1935. Print. First edition.

  • Langston Hughes, The Ways of White Folks. Fourth printing, July, 1947. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933. Print. First edition. Inscribed by the author.

  • Wallace Thurman, The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life. New York: The Macaulay Company, 1929. First edition.

An African American video oral history archive. Provides access to oral history interviews with historically significant African Americans.