UMass Dartmouth celebrates Black History Month

Feb 4, 2021

To celebrate Black History Month, UMass Dartmouth will host a number of virtual events to honor the contributions of Americans of African descent.

This year’s events, organized by UMass Dartmouth’s Black History 4 Seasons Council and other university and community partners, will have attendees take part in deeper conversations and ongoing dialogue about the Black experience.

Topics will include Black contributions in literature, music, politics, social justice, theater, and visual arts.

On Feb. 10, the Massasoit Community College will host a conversation with criminal justice reform advocate Sean Ellis for it’s 19th annual Martin Luther King event. For more information, contact or sign up for a Zoom link.

For the Frederick Douglass Unity House 32nd Annual National African American read-in on Feb. 18, attendees will read passages from Black/African American authors, writers, poets, and spoken word artists. To sign up, email or sign up for a Zoom link.

On Feb. 25, the Frederick Douglass Unity House will host a poetry night. To register, sign up for a Zoom link or email

The same day, Buy Black NB will host “Black In Business: HERstory,” which will celebrate Black female role models as they lead discussions on business. To register, email or visit