UM Honors Black History Month with February Events

February 03, 2017

MISSOULA – The University Center will host several events throughout the month of February to support African-American students at the University of Montana during the nationally recognized Black History Month.

The events include movies, UM professor-led discussions and a panel discussion on race in America. The schedule follows:

Thursday, Feb. 9

  • All day – Black History Month display, UC Atrium, first floor. 

Friday, Feb. 10

  • All day – Black History Month display, UC Atrium.
  • 10 a.m. – Talk: “Black Like Me,” presented by UM associate Professor Benedicte Boisseron. UC Theater, third floor.
  • 11 a.m. – Lunch social, The Branch Center, UC second floor.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Talk: “U.S. Slavery, Industrial Corporatocracy and Climate Disaster: The Connecting Threads,” presented by UM lecturer George Price. UC Theater.
  • 2 p.m. – Movie: “Good Hair,” produced by and starring Chris Rock. UC Theater.
  • 5 p.m. – Talk: “Limits of Censorship in an Age of Respectable Racism,” presented by UM Associate Professor Tobin Miller Shearer, director of the UM African-American Studies Program. UC Theater.

Monday, Feb. 13

  • 7 p.m. – Movie: “13th.” UC Theater.

Thursday, Feb. 16

  • 4-6 p.m. – Panel: “Ask a Black Person.” A discussion on race in America. UC Rooms 326-327.

To learn more about the events, visit In conjunction with Black History Month, a special exhibit on UM’s Black Student Union is on display at Archives and Special Collections at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library. The exhibit uses historic photos, publications and artifacts to tell the story of the student group since its 1968 beginning. For more information call Archives and Special Collections at 406-243-2053, email or visit


Contact: Meshayla Cox, student coordinator, UM Student Involvement Network, 406-243-5622,