Black History Month


Black History Month

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. Currently, this month is a catalyst to celebrate and acknowledge 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.

Call My Name: Black Clemson Journey Launch
Begins January 31st but continues throughout the month
Participants will receive a daily email or you can view a daily social media post about an African American in Clemson University history. 
Follow Call My Name Clemson’s social media at @callmyname_clemson on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 

Interfaith Café
Wednesday, February 3rd
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Interfaith Café is a monthly dialogue series led by Clemson Interfaith exploring issues related to worldview, religions, spirituality, and ways of making meaning.  Dialogue can be a powerful tool in addressing some big life questions.  This month’s dialogue will address the question: How does your worldview connect to hope & healing?  Explore hope and healing at the start of a new year, new administration, and continuing vaccine rollout while considering connections to your worldview, religion, or way of making meaning.  Join the conversation!  Message Jacob Frankovich at for more information. 

An Evening with Actress Julissa Calderon
Thursday, February 4th
7:00PM EST
Join us for a conversation with Netflix's "Gentified" actress Julissa Calderon as she discusses her experience being Afro-Latina and what Afro-Latinidad means to her. She will be talking about her career journey from waitressing, to Buzzfeed’s Pero Like, to globally recognized Netflix actress all while navigating her Black and Latina identities as an Afro-Latina woman.

Soul Food Sunday
Sunday, February 7th
Sunday, February 14th
Sunday, February 21st
5:30PM - 7:30PM EST
Participants will enjoy a food demonstration to instruct and emphasize healthy ways to cook elegant, yet healthy and affordable southern comfort inspired entrées. These meals will then be donated to a local homeless organization. 

Hustle & Flow
Friday, February 12th
Friday, February 26th
5:00PM - 6:15PM EST
February 12th:
February 26th:
Let's get active! Join us as we learn some of the most popular hustle dances in Black culture. Lace up your shoes, have a water bottle handy, and get ready to have some fun!

Black Lives: Justice, Truth, and Nothing But, with Sybrina Fulton
Wednesday, February 17th
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Join Black History Month speaker, Sybrina Fulton, for a dialogue centered on advocacy. change, and racial justice. The mother of Trayvon Martin, Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change since the death of her 17 year old son during the violent confrontation in 2012. Despite the intense struggle of losing a child, Fulton has become a role model to many by turning her grief into advocacy. Join this dialogue to hear how Fulton lends her voice to speak against violence towards children and the need to build better, safer communities for all.

Expressions Noir
Saturday, February 20th
4:00PM - 7:00 PM
Hendrix Meeting Rooms
Expressions Noir is a celebration of the Black artists who paved the way in the past during the Harlem Renaissance and a celebration of the Black artists in the present who are leading the way artistically in their craft!

Call My Name, Clemson: A Book Talk with the Author and Contributors
Sunday, February 21st
4:00PM - 5:30PM EST
Join us for a conversation moderated by Dr. La'Neice Littleton with author Dr. Rhondda R. Thomas and collaborators about the recently published book Call My Name, Clemson: Documenting the Black Experience in an American University Community. 

Is This What Change Looks Like: Clemson 2020?
Wednesday, February 24th
7:00PM EST
A panel discussion regarding Call My Name, the Cemetery Project, Reclaim & Rename, and more!

Call My Name Tours
Sunday, February 28th
Guided Call My Name Walking Tours - 9:00AM -11:00AM EST
Guided Cemetery Tours - 12:00PM - 6:00 PM EST
Self-Guided Call My Name Walking Tours - 12:00PM - 6:00PM EST
Clemson University Campus & Woodland Cemetery
Participants can take a 60-minute guided Call My Name Walking Tour of Clemson's historic district and a guided tour of the African American burial site in Woodland Cemetery. Registration is required for guided tours.  A self-guided Call My Name Walking Tour of campus (map provided) will also be available.  The guided walking tour is limited to members of the Clemson University community. The cemetery tour and self-guided walking tour are open to everyone.

Social Media
Please follow the Gantt Multicultural Center’s social media accounts to learn more about even more upcoming events @cuGantt on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. 

Co-sponsored and coordinated by the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center, Call My Name Project, Legacy Council, The Barnes Center, Tiger Live Entertainment, The Noir Arts Collective and Connections, The Clemson Humanities Hub, and the Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA).

Accessibility Needs
For questions and accommodations, please contact Pauline De Tholozany at