Black History Month

Honoring Our Shared History — Imagining a Space for Justice

Black History Month 2024 — February 1 – 29, 2024

BHCC Library and Learning Commons

Explore the collections from the BHCC Library that honors and celebrates the achievements by African Americans and the important role of Blacks in U.S. history. See the expanded LibGuides: Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning.

BHCC Museum Partnerships with related Current Exhibits

Learn more about BHCC's museum passes program

Museum of African American History  |
Celebrate Black History Month 365

Lyric Stage Company  |

Trouble in Mind - Through February 4, 2024

A seasoned Black actress is finally making her 1955 Broadway debut. With warmth, humor, and sharp insight, this moving backstage look at identity and stereotypes cracks open searing truths about the American theater that remain heartbreakingly contemporary. 

Museum of Science  |

Black History Month Celebration Weekend  |  February 10 – 11, 2024

The Museum of Science celebrates the month with a special weekend event that includes featured speakers, family activities, performance groups, and community groups from the Boston area.  Then, throughout the month, MOS will continue spotlighting influential scientists and engineers as part of the Black History Month celebration.

Institute of Contemporary Art  |

Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora,1990s -Today
Through February 25, 2024

This exhibit gathers artworks by 28 artists connected to the region, including standout works by María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Teresita Fernández, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Deborah Jack, Ana Mendieta, Suchitra Mattai, Lorraine O’Grady, and Ebony G. Patterson. Full of new ideas, this far-reaching and evocative exhibition looks at the complexities of the region with “rigor, beauty, and aplomb” (Art in America).

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  |

Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party
Through June 24, 2024

This exhibition brings together 27 photographs by photojournalist Stephen Shames that feature the women, or “comrade sisters,” as they were known, of the Black Panther party. They document the efforts these women undertook at community schools, free medical clinics, voter registration sites, community nutrition programs, and elder care centers across the United States, and some feature party leaders such as Ericka Huggins and Kathleen Cleaver. These photos reframe the male-dominated reputation of the Black Panthers.

Black Power in Print – Beyond the Gallery
Image Gallery

In the late 1960s and ‘70s the Black Power movement utilized graphic imagery to promote its political platform and communicate the Black experience to broad communities.  The images tell fragments of the story. 

The Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery, Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown Campus  |

Dissident Morphologies
Art about the Complexity and Resilience of the Modern World
Through March 8, 2024

Dissident Morphologies offers a rebuttal to institutional norms by dismantling the very foundation of organized social control—its systemic inequities and its contagion of a historically determined dystopia. Working within multiple media, each BHCC alumni-artist approaches their artmaking as an act of courage, strength and defiance against perennial assaults on freedom, justice and the wellness of the human race.  Focusing on the discursive topics of emotional trauma, human mortality, the complexity of intersectional identities and the irreparable degradation of the environment, this encompassing body of work highlights the need to seek, through the use of individual voices, a collective redress to aggression and numerous other ills that have plagued, and continue to threaten, our vulnerable but resilient existence.

Thursday, February 15  |  6 p.m.

Strange Fruit:  Origin, History and a Reimagining

This concert presentation will feature a discussion of the historical context of the iconic song made famous by Billie Holiday, with a breakdown of the series of compositional and stylistic choices made by Dr. Nnenna Ogwo, Founder, Executive & Artistic Director, Juneteenth LP (Juneteenth Legacy Project) and her collaborators in creating this distinctive arrangement.

Guest artists: Christin Devine/vocalist and Eric Cooper/cello.

A post-concert discussion with the musicians will conclude the program.

Welcome and Remarks by Tua Nefer, Professor, English Department
Sponsored by the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery

Join by Zoom:

Meeting ID: 864 5967 8014
Passcode: 018192
Dial by location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 864 5967 8014
Passcode: 018192

February 27  |  12 p.m.

12-2 p.m. in the Chelsea Classroom

SAVE THE DATE! 2nd Annual Black History Month Event “The Journey Forward: Where do we go from Here?” Health Careers Panel and Advising session

In conjunction with the Chelsea Campus and Pathways to Success (Title V), HOPE will be holding its 2nd Annual Black History Month Panel Event “The Journey Forward: Where do we go from Here?”

The Journey Forward looks to explore education in the United States from a historical lens. The trials and tribulations enslaved people faced to integration efforts and now modern challenges and barriers. Come explore education as it relates to the African Diaspora and learn about where we go from here. This year’s event will focus on Health Pathways and is open to all members of the BHCC Community.

This event will take place from 12-2 p.m., on BHCC’s Chelsea Campus (Room 304 A/B). Lunch will be served from 12-1 p.m., and on-site advising from 1-2 p.m.

There will be shuttle service for this event.

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Thursday, February 29  |  6 p.m.

The Rush for Black Diamonds – Volume One

Join author and BHCC Professor George Walters-Sleyon as he shares on the topic of his latest book The Rush for Black Diamonds, Volume One, the first of two volumes. It explores the Transatlantic slave trade and its mutation into chattel slavery. Volume One focuses on the involvement of two prominent Enlightenment philosophers as the architects of the political, legal, economic, and philosophical justifications for the human trade and chattel slavery in the United Kingdom and the United States: British philosopher, John Locke and President Thomas Jefferson, both slave traders and slave masters. Used as a metaphor, Black Diamonds captures the exploration of Western nations’ rush for Black people across the Atlantic Ocean to be used as economic units and chattel property. 

Presenter Dr. George Walters-Sleyon, Adjunct Professor, Behavioral Science Department
Welcome by Denise Turner, Manager, the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning
Sponsored by the Division of Behavioral, Social Sciences and Global Learning and the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning

Join by Zoom:

Meeting ID: 898 8766 5787
Passcode: 317632
Dial by location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 898 8766 5787
Passcode: 317632