Black History Month

Black History

Upcoming Events

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"Live, Work, Pose!”: Exploring the Black and LGBTQ Experience at Miami

Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 pm

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Listen to Black alumni reflect on their experiences navigating their race, sexuality, and gender while attending Miami. From the class of 1975 to the class of 2016, we will explore the history of he Black and LGBTQ experience at Miami.


  • Ron Clemons, Class of 1975
  • Pastor Leslie Jones, Class of 1990
  • Dr. Dominique C. Hill, Class of 2008
  • Jayvon Howard, Class of 2016

Sponsored by: Regional Office of Diversity and Multicultural Services

Past Events

Freedom Summer Schools

Making A Difference: Student Civic Engagement and Artistic Responses Inspired Training for Freedom

Friday, February 12, 12:00 pm

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This presentation traces a collaboration that took place in fall 2020 between a pre-service art educator, university art education professor, and a communication design professor, focused on educating about the events and goals of Freedom Summer through artistic responses as art activism. We maintain our unique voices to reflect on our implementation process for multiple contexts, personal observations and growth.


  • Dr. Stephanie Danker, Associate Professor of Art Education, Miami University
  • Zack Tucker, Assistant Professor of Communication Design, Miami University
  • Jasmine Floyd, Undergraduate Student, Miami University

Sponsored by: Miami University Libraries and Art Department

Nikki Giovanni Event flyer, text on page

A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni: Anti-Racist Activism Then and Now

Monday, January 18, 1-2:30 p.m.

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All Miami students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to attend.

Sponsoring Miami Groups:

  • Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion
  • Office of Institutional Diversity
  • Office of the President
  • Black Student Action Association
  • Diversity Affairs Council
  • Graduate Students of Color Association
  • Associated Student Governments
  • Alumni Association