North­eastern University’s cel­e­bra­tion of Black His­tory Month will fea­ture more than a dozen edu­ca­tional events, including a film screening, an art exhibit, and a walking tour of Boston’s Rox­bury neighborhood.

The month­long series, which begins on Monday and was orga­nized by the John D. O’Bryant African-​​American Insti­tute, will honor the rich his­tory, con­tri­bu­tions, and global impact of the African diaspora.

Added Joseph Bostic, the institute’s assis­tant director of out­reach and com­mu­ni­ca­tions: “Exposing the North­eastern com­mu­nity to the African Amer­ican expe­ri­ence will pro­mote a healthy diver­sity on campus.”

The series, he said, will be divided into four, week­long seg­ments, each of which will focus on a core theme.


Week one will explore the theme of identity.

On Monday at 7 p.m. in the Cabral Center, stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will be treated to live music and food found throughout the African diaspora.

Selma—the Oscar-​​nominated 2014 film chron­i­cling Martin Luther King Jr.’s cam­paign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Mont­gomery, Alabama in 1965—will be screened in the Cabral Center on Friday at 7 p.m.


Week two will focus on the theme of self-​​reliance.

One of the biggest events of the week—a nine-​​person panel dis­cus­sion about what it takes to design, launch, and run a startup—will be held in the Cabral Center at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

A guided tour of graphic nov­elist John Jen­nings’ Gallery 360 exhibit “Vis­ible Noize”—which aims to explore, dis­rupt, and recon­tex­tu­alize racial stereo­types in tra­di­tional comic art—will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Another film—Reflec­tions Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights—will be screened on Wednesday at noon in the Cabral Center’s study space.


Week three events will aim to educate.

There will be a lec­ture on the his­tory of black mil­i­tary par­tic­i­pa­tion on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. in the Cabral Center, and a talk on the black Muslim expe­ri­ence on Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Cabral Center.

A walking tour of Rox­bury will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 17. To par­tic­i­pate, meet up at the Cabral Center at 11:30 a.m.


Week four events will center on unity.

A lun­cheon, to be held in the Cabral Center at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, will honor Northeastern’s black fac­ulty and staff.

A dis­cus­sion, to be held in the Social Jus­tice Resource Center on Tuesday at 6 p.m., will focus on col­orism, the def­i­n­i­tion of which is “dis­crim­i­na­tion against people with a dark skin tone, typ­i­cally among people of the same ethnic or racial group.”

An awards show—the fourth annual Tribute to Black Women and Sap­phire Awards Ceremony—will be held in the Cabral Center on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. Northeastern’s chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fra­ter­nity, which will host the pro­gram, will honor three women with the Sap­phire Award, the highest honor bestowed by the fra­ter­nity upon women in edu­ca­tion, busi­ness, and social justice.