Black History Month Continues with Miss Black History Pageant

The University of Northern Colorado will celebrate Black History month Jan. 31- March 5 with an array of festivities across campus focusing on African American women in history and culture.

The celebration will begin with a kick-off reception from 3-4 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center.

Soul Food Night, sponsored by the Black Student Union, will feature free cultural food and fun from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the MGCC.

The Help, the Oscar-nominated film about African-American maids working in white households in Jackson, Miss., during the 1960s, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the New South Hall projection room.

African American women throughout history will be showcased at the Miss Black History Scholarship Pageant from 5-7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library. There will be a $3 charge for students, and a $5 charge for non-students.

A Taste of Soul: Food from the Caribbean, the Continent and the United States, which starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the North Hall lounge, will feature foods from both the African continent and diaspora and discussions about the history and cultures of the areas where the cuisines originated.

Students can "learn without lectures" at the Black History Knowledge Bowl from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in McKee L0151.

Sonya Renee, a poet, actress, educator and activist from Washington D.C., whose work has been shown on HBO, CNN, BET, MTV and Oxygen Network, will conclude the Black History Month activities with a presentation titled "My Black is Beautiful: Celebrating Black Women in the Arts" from 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium.

The history and culture of Dearfield - the African American agricultural community east of Greeley - will be highlighted during the Dearfield Dream Conference from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Columbine Suites. More Information

The School of Theatre Arts and Dance will present the musical Ragtime Feb. 29-March 4. For times see

Every Wednesday in February a different movie about important events in black history will be shown from 12:15-2 p.m. in the Michener Library News room.

All events are open to the public and free unless noted otherwise.

UNC's dining facilities on campus will also feature soul food dishes during their lunch hours throughout the month of February.

For additional information, visit A map of campus is available at

Black History Month at UNC is sponsored by the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, the Africana Studies program, Black Student Union, Black Women of Today, Black Men of Today, Michener Library, Dining Services and the Women's Resource Center.