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February is Black History Month

|Students visit a table with stickers and pins where Deborah Allen

Last updated February 6, 2020

By Furman News

Furman University will celebrate Black History Month in a variety of ways throughout February, beginning with Gospelfest on Feb. 8 and concluding with “A Soulful Brunch” on Feb. 29.

The following is a list of scheduled events on campus:

  • Feb. 8 – Gospelfest, 2 p.m., Trone Student Center-Watkins Ballroom (sponsored by FUGE) (CLP)
  • Feb. 9 – Founder’s Day Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Hartness Pavilion (sponsored by NAACP). RSVP to
  • Feb. 10 – Black Cowboys: Then and Now, 6:30 p.m., Trone Student Center-Watkins Ballroom (sponsored by NAACP)
  • Feb. 12 – Beyoncé and Spirituality: At the Digital Cross(roads) with Beyoncé, 6:30. p.m., Johns Hall 101 (sponsored by SLBC) (CLP)
  • Feb. 13 – A Love Jones Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., Trone Center-Thomas Room (sponsored by SLBC)
  • Feb. 19 – Democratic Debate Watch Party, 8-11 p.m., Johns Hall 101 (sponsored by NAACP)
  • Feb. 20 – The Importance of Diversity and Law-Yendelela Neely Holston, noon, Trone Center-Watkins Ballroom (sponsored by the Pre-Law Society) (CLP)
  • Feb. 20 – Sustainable Faith in an Exploitative World with Rasheeda Graham Washington, 7 p.m., Trustees Dining Room (sponsored by Mere Christianity Forum)
  • Feb. 26 – Black History Month Monologue Contest, 6:30 p.m., John Hall 101 (sponsored by NAACP)
  • Feb. 29 – A Soulful Brunch, 11 a.m., Trone Student Center-Watkins Room (Sponsored by CIC, SLBC, NAACP) RSVP to

For more information, email Deborah Allen at or visit the Center for Inclusive Communities in Trone Student Center 205.

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