Black History Month



Black History Month 2024

Founded as Negro History (and Literature) Week in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month began as a way to highlight Black progress following the Civil War and Reconstruction. This month is a catalyst for celebrating and acknowledging the achievements and struggles of African Americans and members of the African Diaspora. We aim to promote the diversity and complexities of Black identity through multiple lenses and experiences.

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A Black History Month Conversation with Alrinthea Carter

February 7th at 5:00pm in the Watt Auditorium

Prepare for the kickoff of Black History Month next week! We invite you to join us on February 7th as we welcome back Clemson alumna and Emmy-nominated writer, Alrinthea Carter. She will share her inspiring journey from a career in higher education to becoming a Hollywood writer.

Alrinthea Carter is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer (HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show), photographer, and improviser based in Los Angeles, CA. An alumna of Clemson University (Counselor Education, 2005), she dedicated 16 years to Clemson as an admissions counselor and academic advisor. Alrinthea is also a proud Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. When she's not writing or performing on stage, she enjoys being an obsessive plant mom and Kitchen DJ. Her patron saint is and will always be Prince. This conversation will be moderated by one of our amazing student leaders, Kendall Morman.

For the Culture: Open Mic Night

February 9th at 8:00pm in the Barnes Center

Get ready for Open Mic Night: For the Culture! This event is an exciting evening filled with poetry, song, dance, music, and more. Showcase your black magic, joy, or appreciation for black culture by sharing your art. Join Gantt and UNITES for a night of fun and beautiful artistry. Don't miss out!

Soul Food Sunday

February 18th at 6:00pm in the Reeves Recruiting Lounge in Memorial Stadium

Join us for the annual Soul Food Sunday, a fantastic Black History Month event that unites the Clemson community through a celebration of food, music, and Black culture. Rooted in the Southern United States, soul food is a rich ethnic cuisine traditionally enjoyed by African Americans. Soul Food Sunday is an opportunity for the Clemson community to come together, revel in Black culture, and savor delicious food. Don't miss this chance to connect with Gantt and Athletics for a delightful experience of good food and company!


Accessibility Needs
The Gantt Multicultural Center strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including folks with disabilities, to engage fully. If you need accommodations (such as an ASL interpreter, mobility assistance, etc.), please contact Roneshia Dennison ( at least 1 week before the event you would like to attend.