Black History Month

February 1st - February 29th  

In observance of Black History Month (February 1-29), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting a variety of events on campus offering enriching conversations, presentations, and showcases that provide varied perspectives and contributions of Black Americans to TAMU-CC, the Coastal Bend, and beyond. 

Feb. 8 – STEM Operation Success (SOS) Black History Month Celebration: Glory Road Screening
University Center Lonestar Ballroom, Room 147 | 6 p.m. food, 6:30 p.m. movie
Film Adapted from Glory Road: My Story of the 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship and How One Texas Team Triumphed Against the Odds and Changed America Forever. This film provides insight into the integration of black basketball players into mainstream college basketball. Food will be provided. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and Upward Bound families. For more information, contact Sebastian Garcia, SOS Coordinator, at or 361.825.3687.
Feb. 8 – Furgason BRAVO! Series: The Marian Anderson String Quartet
Performing Arts Center | 7:30 p.m.
TAMU-CC Student tickets 2 for 1, available only at PAC Box Office
The Marian Anderson String Quartet, an all-African American, all-female ensemble based in Bryan, Texas, will play its program, “On Being Enslaved.” The program includes works by GRAMMY winner Rhiannon Giddens, who also won the Pulitzer Prize for Music as a co-composer for the opera “Omar” this year. The critically-acclaimed all-female ensemble has performed at presidential inaugurations, the Library of Congress and more, making history in 1991 when they won the International Cleveland Quartet Competition – the first African American ensemble to win a classical music competition. Their rich program presents works reflecting on the theme of enslavement, beginning with MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, Grammy Award winner and musical polymath Rhiannon Giddens’ “At the Purchaser’s Option with Variations,” through a suite by Jonathan McNair composed for the story of the underground railroad and pieces written in honor of the quartet’s namesake, before leading organically into a performance of Dvorak’s beloved “American” Quartet. For more information,
Feb. 12 – BSU Spirit Week: Mental Health Monday
University Center Swordfish, Room 324 | 5-6:30 p.m.
Come together with BSU for a conversation on mental health, exploring its impact on both individuals and our community. Gain insights into the practice of journaling and discover helpful tips during this engaging discussion. For more information, contact Black Student Union at
Feb. 13 – BSU Spirit Week: Dress to the Nines
Instagram @tamuccbsu | all day
Elevate your style and make a statement by dressing to impress in your finest attire! Showcase your fashion flair, and don't forget to share the glamor with us on Instagram by tagging @tamuccbsu. We can't wait to see your fabulous looks! For more information, contact Black Student Union at
Feb. 14 – BSU Spirit Week: Embrace the Icons: Dress-Up and Celebrate Black Excellence
Instagram @tamuccbsu | all day
A day dedicated to dressing up as your favorite Black character or person is not only a fun and creative endeavor but also an opportunity to foster understanding, appreciation, and unity through the shared enjoyment of Black Media. Don’t forget to share with us on Instagram by tagging @tamuccbsu. For more information, contact Black Student Union at
Feb. 15 – BSU Spirit Week: Trap ‘n Paint Thursday
University Center Bayview, Room 320 | 7-9 p.m.
Unleash your artistic talents with the Black Student Union at our Trap n Paint event! Join us for an evening of painting, sipping, and enjoying music as we create vibrant and expressive masterpieces. For more information, contact Black Student Union at
Feb. 16 – BSU Spirit Week: Met Gala: A Night in Nola, A Masquerade Ball
University Center Anchor Ballrooms C&D | 6-8 p.m.
A prominent event on the BSU calendar, the annual Met Gala unites students, faculty, and community members in a celebration of our accomplishments and the vibrant tapestry of our culture. For more information, contact Black Student Union at
Feb. 19 – ICA Spirit of MLK Awards
University Center Anchor Ballrooms A&B | 6-7 p.m.
Join Islander Cultural Alliance as it presents its annual Spirit of MLK Exemplary Awards in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This award recognizes TAMU-CC students, faculty, staff, or community members who uphold the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through their commitment to civic engagement, social justice, and/or community service at TAMU-CC or throughout the surrounding Coastal Bend. RSVP REQUIRED by Friday, February 9 here. For more information, contact Islander Cultural Alliance at
Feb. 21 – BSU Afro Fest
University Center Oso, Room 221 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
A gathering where individuals of African descent unite to participate in various traditional elements rooted in our part of the diaspora. This immersive experience encompasses diverse expressions, including art, cuisine, music, and more, providing a rich celebration of our cultural heritage and fostering a sense of community through shared traditions and practices. For more information, contact Black Student Union at

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