MCLA recognizes and celebrates Black history in February and all year, and we are grateful for the contributions of our Black students, faculty members, and colleagues. The theme for Black History Month 2023 is "Black Resistance". So MCLA will be offering a variety of opportunities for the MCLA community to celebrate Black History Month, share Black stories, learn about the Black experience in America, and explore the many modalities of Black Resistance.
Every Friday during this Black History Month, we will be featuring a documentary centering black voices and experiences. Films will be shown at 3:00PM every Friday throughout the month in Freel Library.
The first major documentary biography of civil rights hero, congressional leader and champion for human rights, whose unwavering fight for justice spanned over fifty years.
After a century of films that exploited, caricatured, sidelined, and finally embraced them, HORROR NOIRE traces a secret history of Black Americans through their connection to the horror film genre.
A rigorous night course in the humanities at a community center in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester illuminates the glaring gap between rich and poor, Black and white, in an ostensibly prosperous and progressive city.
THEY ARE WE is the story of a remarkable reunion, 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade.
Think you know black history and pop culture? Student Affairs presents a night of excitement for you to test your knowledge! Come join the fun!
Celebrate Black History Month during the Men's and Women's basketball games with Latin American Society!
This month, the Bear & Bee Bookshop will be reading and discussing Octavia Butler's Kindred. Discussion will be led by Jenna Sciuto of MCLA. Pick up your copy and join the discussion!
Join us for a lovely Caribbean cuisine from BB’s Hot Spot Restaurant, located in Pittsfield Massachusetts
Come and join Women of Color Initiative, as they discuss the success of historical
Black Women and most importantly how they can emulate “Black Girl Magic”.
Are you looking to connect with others this Black History Month? Do you love reading
all kinds of books? If you answered yes, the BHM Book Discussion is for you!
In this 1983 short story—the only short story that author Toni Morrison ever wrote—we meet Twyla and Roberta, who have known each other since they were eight years old and who spent four months together as roommates in St. Bonaventure shelter. Inseparable then, they lose touch as they grow older, only later to find each other again at a diner, a grocery store, and again at a protest. Seemingly at opposite ends of every problem, and at each other’s throats each time they meet, the two women still cannot deny the deep bond their shared experience has forged between them. Another work of genius by this masterly writer, Recitatif keeps Twyla’s and Roberta’s races ambiguous throughout the story. Morrison herself described Recitatif, a story that will keep readers thinking and discussing for years to come, as “an experiment in the removal of all racial codes from a narrative about two characters of different races for whom racial identity is crucial.” We know that one is white, and one is Black, but which is which? And who is right about the race of the woman the girls tormented at the orphanage?