Black Legacy Month

Black Legacy Month logo

Black Legacy Month (BLM) is a time in which the entire Dartmouth community comes together to celebrate and recognize the triumphs, struggles, and excellence of Blackness at Dartmouth.

This year, in particular, BLM is centering the act of resistance as a praxis of liberation. Freedom is a constant struggle, and the fight for liberation extends far beyond marches—it flows from the movements in conference halls and boardrooms to classrooms and lecture spaces to art studios and libraries. It is lived through the active participation of diverse and valued experiences. Resistance against the practices, modes, and tools of oppression, against the mindsets that perpetuate injustice is an indispensable aspect of every part of Black expression. This year, we celebrate our contemporary resistance as we move our bodies, tell our stories, advance our visions, and work to create the world we want.

Throughout the month of February, the Tuck and Dartmouth communities offered a number of events and programs to celebrate BLM. The purpose of Black Legacy Month is to recognize the Black experience, explore topical issues in the Black community while giving context to a vision of what the Black future could be, and engage the Dartmouth community in an appreciation for all that Black people have contributed to the campus and the world at large. 


Sunday, January 30 | 4 p.m.

Hop Film: The Harder They Fall
An all-star cast (Regina King, Idris Elba, LaKeith Stanfield) play some of the most notorious (yet under-portrayed) outlaws ever to ride the West in this stylish revenge saga.

Spaulding Auditorium
Tickets $8

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Speed Stories with Sontay Delalue poster

Monday, January 31 | 6 p.m.

Speed Stories with Shontay Delalue
The Tucker Center and Black Legacy Month Committee invites you to Speed Stories with Shontay Delalue. Speed Stories, which began in 2016, is an initiative that invites Dartmouth professors and guests to share with students their life stories and values through the lens of the intersection of their academic and spiritual journeys.  RSVP by by 6pm on January 30th!

Wednesday, February 2 | 8:08 p.m.

Black Women's Forum: Colorism on the Hill

Black Women's Forum poster

Space where women can come together and discuss issues related to their experiences as women, both at Dartmouth and outside of Dartmouth.

Note: This event is specifically tailored to members of the Black and Pan-African community.
Presented by the Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.


Thursday, February 3 | 6 p.m.

Haiti Roundtable - Beyond the Headlines
A conversation on the confluence of forces behind the recurrent crises in Haiti.
Presented by the African and African American Studies Program (AAAS)
(Passcode: 400532)


Saturday, February 5 | 6:30 p.m.

Ivy Ball
Presented by the Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Sunday, February 6 | 2:45 p.m.

Field Day
Join OPAL and Dartmouth Black Student-Athlete Association for a day of fun and good sports. Join us as you're able!

All community members (students athletes, students, faculty, and staff) are welcome!

Co-sponsored by the Dartmouth Black Student Athlete Association and the Centers forum at Dartmouth  

Wednesday, February 9 | 4 p.m.

The Intersection
An Afrocentric cultural nationalist, a radical Black feminist academic, a grassroots community organizer and a moderate-to-liberal grounded in Christian faith. Nigerian American playwright, scholar, and activist Funmilola Fagbamila becomes each of these immensely different Black community leaders as they disagree on how to combat anti-black state violence and advocate for a more just society. With vastly divergent ideas about identity, gender, religion, economy, mental health and public safety, they soon find out they need each other. Fagbamila's groundbreaking one-woman show is an internationally touring, multiple award-winning, and critically acclaimed stage play.

Co-presented by the Hopkins Center for the Arts and OPAL  

Thursday, February 10 | 5:30 p.m. EST

Black Dartmouth General Body Meeting.
AAM+Black Caucus hosts the General Body Meeting. Come and meet members of the Black community - students, faculty, and staff!

Contact for more information.

Co-presented by the Afro American Society and Black Caucus

Friday, February 11 | 6 p.m.

Black Women and Men at Tuck Dinners
Black Students Association at Tuck (BSAT) presents an opportunity for Black women and men to hold space separately and foster fellowship with good food, good company, and good conversation. We look forward to holding space for women and men to share our experiences, support for one another, and hopes for the future.

Saturday, February 12 | 7 p.m.  

Welcome to Indian Country
Songs and stories of Native American life celebrate heritage, survival, and resilience.

Co-presented by the Hopkins Center for the Arts and OPAL

Tuesday, February 15 | 1 p.m.

Crown Care
Shabazz Basement

Part of contemporary resistance can take the form of pushing back against notions that Black hair isn't professional; we want to empower Black individuals to feel confident wearing their hair. In collaboration with the Pi Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, this event will demonstrate how wearing and taking care of our natural hair is a form of resistance against the status quo that denies Black Hair the freedom to exist in its natural state.

Note: This event is specifically tailored to members of the Black and Pan-African community.
Co-presented by the Pi Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Saturday, February 19

Mindfulness Retreat
Take a moment in community enter a mindful space of reflection and receive wellness tips from health professionals.

February 23-27

Black Ski Weekend
Breckenridge, CO
Hosted by Black Students Association at Tuck (BSAT)

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Thursday, February 23 | 6 p.m.

Green Table Talk: Dartmouth Alumni Panel
A conversation with Black alumni from the graduate schools, including Nykia Wright T'09


Thursday, February 24 | 7 p.m.

Hop Film Event: Freda
The story of a young woman's uncertain future builds into a subtle celebration of resilience underpinned by a vivid evocation of life in Haiti.

Lowe Auditorium
Tickets $10

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Monday, February 28 | 5 p.m.

BLM Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Davis

Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation's quest for social justice. Her work as an educator—both at the university level and in the larger public sphere—has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial and gender justice.

Joined by moderator Jordan McDonald '21, Dr. Davis will provide her perspectives on this year's BLM theme and offer valuable insights for the entire Dartmouth community.

Learn more and join on zoom here