African American History Month, also referred to as Black History Month, is celebrated each year in February.
Through a collaboration between Central Catholic’s Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity; Academic Departments, the student-led S.C.O.P.E., the Cinema Club, and the Library & Media Center, we will be highlighting African American History throughout the month.
Everyone is invited to participate!
African American History Month offers us a time to recognize the many important, positive contributions that African Americans have made to the United States.
On Campus Happenings for African American History Month
Presentation: Early African American Women Writers in Boston & Massachusetts
10:15 AM, Tuesday, February 11, Rogers Memorial Theater
Professor Nicole N. Aljoe of Northeastern University will be presenting on Early African American Women Writers in Boston & Massachusetts. She is the Director of the Africana Studies Program in the Department of Cultures, Societies, & Global Studies and is an Associate Professor of English & Africana Studies.
Film Screening: The Hate You Give (sponsored by the Cinema Club)
2:30 PM, Wednesday, February 12, CoLab/Collaborative Learning Space – Library & Media Center
The Cinema Club, SCOPE, and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity have joined forces to offer all students the chance to watch The Hate U Give as part of African American History Month. There will be a short discussion to follow the viewing.
All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.
Presentation: Fives Themes of African American History in Massachusetts
10:15 AM, Thursday, February 27, Rogers Memorial Theater
Author Rosalyn Elder will discuss contributions of African Americans throughout the history of Massachusetts. Her book, Exploring the Legacy, explores African American historic sites in Massachusetts. In addition to the more well-known personalities, she explores the contributions of African Americans who have not been featured in the pages of history in order to present a more well-rounded view of those contributions. Visit her website, www.AfricanAmericanHeritageMassachusetts.com, to learn more about her books.
Her one-hour presentation, Fives Themes of African American History in Massachusetts, will cover:
- A Defiance to Slavery
- A Persistent Struggle for Civil Rights Justice
- Exemplary Military Service
- The Fight for Access to Education
- The Fight for Employment Fairness.
- Contributions in Math
Highlighting Authors and Literature
Ongoing, Library & Media Center - Hampshire Street Building
During African American History Month, the Library and Media Center is highlighting some great young adult authors, including Jason Reynolds, Angie Thomas, Ibi Zoboi and Tiffany D. Jackson. “Read, Lead, Succeed.”
S.C.O.P.E. (Students Can Open People’s Eyes) supports multicultural students in their CCHS experience. Members of SCOPE will build relationships with peers, develop cultural agility through intercultural interaction, and create a network of support for multicultural students at CCHS while maintaining and sharing their identity and cultural values. SCOPE members participate in special retreat days and additional social, positive, and informative activities throughout the year.