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Black History Month aims to celebrate and centre Blackness throughout the history, the present, and the future of McGill and beyond.

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Black History Month 2024

Join us in the celebration of another year of Black History Month at McGill!

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Black History Month 2024 Opening Ceremony

Black History Month 2024 will launch with the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, February 1st featuring a performance by Montreal Steppers, a local performance collective, followed by a moderated talkback panel discussion about the performance and Black art and culture more broadly. The panel will be moderated by Wellysanè Minyangadou Ngokobi and will include Professor Alex Blue VProfessor Angélique Willkie, and Kayin Queeley.

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Black History Month 2024 Keynote Lecture by Dr. Melanie J. Newton

Dr. Melanie J. Newton is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto, where she teaches Caribbean and Atlantic World History. Her lecture titled, This Mess of a Colonial Legacy”: Revolutionary Relationalities, Arrivant Statehood and Afro-Indigenous Futures will be delivered on Thursday February 8th.

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Black History Month 2024 McGill Black Community Gathering

All Black students, staff, and faculty are invited to join us for lunch and an opportunity to connect, celebrate, and create community on Tuesday, February 20th.

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Black History Month 2024 McGill Community Events

Learn about and register for events organized by faculties, departments, units, offices, student organizations, clubs, and associations at McGill. Events range from panel discussions, to workshops, to social gatherings and more, so there's something for everyone!

Read more about McGill's Black History Month in the McGill Reporter

Black History Month 2023

10 Jan 2023

This year marks the 7th annual celebration of Black History Month at McGill and we hope that you will join us!...

Black History Month 2022

10 Jan 2022

Black History Month offers the chance for the community to come together to celebrate important achievements of Black people in our community and around the world....

Black History Month 2021: Healing Forward

29 Jan 2021

Black History Month 2021 is the fifth annual celebration of Black History Month at McGill University bringing together students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members....

Black History Month 2020: Rooted

29 Jan 2020

Black History Month 2020 is the fourth annual celebration of Black History Month at McGill University bringing together students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. This year's...

Black History Month 2019: Justice

29 Jan 2019

To learn about Black History Month celebrations at McGill for the current year, visit

Black History Month 2018: Resistance

29 Jan 2018

In 2017, the former Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) organized McGill's first ever institutionalized Black History Month....

Black History Month 2017: Celebrating Black Excellence In All Its Diversity

29 Jan 2017

The Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office at McGill University is hosting Black History Month 2017 (BHM 2017), McGill's first official Black History Month celebration. We will be...

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