Black History Month

Black Legacy Month logo

The Tuck and Dartmouth communities celebrate Black History Month (BHM) by hosting several programs and events throughout the month of February. The purpose of BHM is to continue to raise awareness around Black identities and experiences and to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans that range from business, science, entertainment, medicine, and much more.

In honor of BHM, we wanted to share a few resources, starting with the origins of Black History Month. The national theme of BHM this year is African Americans and the Arts and highlights the significant contributions that African Americans have made ranging from performing arts, literature, music, architecture, and much more. If you’re looking for something to stream, be sure to check out Black History Is American History on Netflix which highlights Black storytelling through a diverse collection of movies, documentaries, and shows. The National Museum of African American History and Culture also has a digital toolkit that celebrates Black artists who have used their platforms for social justice. Be sure to check out The 45 Best Books by Black Authors to Add to Your Reading List and 25 Books by Black Authors You Should Read This February. Lastly, to highlight members of the Tuck Community, here are the Reflections and Many Voices, One Tuck (MVOT) series in honor of BHM, with more coming later this month!

Finally, the talented Tuck Communications team designed our 2024 BHM logos and welcomes the community to download and use them throughout the month. There are formats for screens, social media (including an Instagram Story), and email signatures. We look forward to celebrating BHM with you! 

Below are a few highlighted events that will take place at Tuck. We encourage you to visit the Tuck and Dartmouth Black History Month event pages throughout the month for updates.

Black Legacy Month 2024 Opening Ceremony 
Thursday, February 1 | 5:30 PM | Collis Common Ground  

It's the first day of Black Legacy Month! Come take a look at all we have stored for the month, eat some great food, get merchandise, win free raffle prizes, and watch performances!
Hosted by the Dartmouth Office of Pluralism and Leadership 

Black History Month Cupcakes  
Thursday, February 8 | During Lunch at Byrne  

DEI at Tuck and Tuck Dining will have free cupcakes for all members of the Tuck community in honor of Black History Month. 
While supplies last.

Tuck ’Tails  
Thursday, February 8 | 5:00-7:00 PM | Stell Hall 

Hosted by Black Students Association at Tuck and Asia Business Club  

Fostering Belonging Across Difference 
Monday, February 26 | 6:00-8:00 PM | Cohen Great Hall  

Register Here
This event is open to all Tuck students. Please note that registration will close on Wednesday, February 21, at noon.
Research shows that organizations with inclusive leaders of diverse people make 87 percent better decisions and are 27 percent more likely to provide superior value creation. Curious about how to lead in a way that is inclusive and productive as you return to the corporate world? Join us for a roundtable dinner event focused on fostering belonging across differences with our guest executive coach, speaker, author, and change manager James McKim D’83. This engaging event will delve into the principles of inclusive leadership and provide practical insights on navigating difficult conversations.

As we gather around a shared table, we aim to create an open and supportive space where leaders can exchange ideas, learn from one another, and develop skills to promote inclusivity within their respective communities. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow student leaders, explore the nuances of communication, and build new skills for leading in these challenging times. 

Fostering Belonging That Accelerates Learning
Tuesday, February 27 | 11:30 AM-1:30 PM | Cohen Great Hall
(Lunch served starting at 11:30 AM with discussion beginning at 12:10 PM)

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This event is open to all Tuck faculty and staff. Please note that registration will close on Thursday, February 22 at noon.  

Curious about how to improve connections between faculty and staff to create an even higher quality graduate educational experience? Explore the use of impactful dialogue to foster belonging, create equitable inclusion, and accelerate learning with executive coach, speaker, author, and change manager James McKim D’83.

Join us for an enriching discussion that explores strategies, best practices, and innovative approaches to creating One Tuck—an environment where every member of our community feels valued and empowered. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of an engaging conversation that will help make the Tuck School a model of equitable inclusion, ensuring that our academic environment becomes a catalyst for accelerated learning for all.

Black History Month Lunch Special  
Wednesday, February 28 | During Lunch at Byrne 

Tuck Dining has partnered with Tuck BSAT to offer a special menu for Black History Month. Byrne will be serving Cajun Gumbo, Macaroni & Cheese, Pan Fried Okra, and Collard Greens for lunch on Wednesday, February 28.