The University of Lynchburg is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events, including several lectures, student game nights, and concerts. Among the highlights of the month is the annual Gospel Concert, which takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in Schewel Hall’s Sydnor Performance Hall.
Black History Month
The University of Lynchburg is recognizing Black History Month in 2023 with a variety of events for students and the broader community.
Dr. Ghislaine Lewis, associate professor of communication studies and co-chair of the Africana studies program, now has a leading role in a local nonprofit that’s diving deep into stories of the city’s Black citizens.
On Thursday, Feb. 24, the University of Lynchburg will host Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz and Cheyney McKnight for a Black History Month lecture, “History as Power: Racial Reconciliation and Restorative Justice through Storytelling.”
The University of Lynchburg is paying tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 2022 by honoring the past, celebrating the present, and inspiring the future.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, Dr. Holly Anthony Pinheiro, an assistant professor of history at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, will speak about the experiences of Black families living in the North during the American Civil War.
The University of Lynchburg will celebrate Black History Month with more than a dozen virtual events throughout February.