Black Legacy Month at Tuck

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Black Legacy Month (BLM) is the celebration and recognition of Black culture across Dartmouth, dedicated to the education, awareness, and commemoration of Black heritage and people.

BLM allows us to acknowledge the excellence and perseverance of the Dartmouth Black Community. This year in particular, we are highlighting the oft-overlooked, yet indispensable contributions of Black Women. With the theme, "Defining a Generation: The Triumph, Power, and Legacy of Black Women" we are acknowledging the role of Black Women in the triumphant gains made in our history, the power wielded in every arena by their strength, and the legacy they've made (and continue to make) at Dartmouth College.

Throughout the month of February, the Tuck and Dartmouth communities will offer 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.  

“To me, Black Legacy Month means honoring my history while designing my destiny. The celebration and acknowledgment of the contributions of Black and Pan African people is critical, particularly in a world and nation that has benefitted greatly from our contributions yet struggles to even acknowledge that Black Lives Matter. Representation matters—from books and film, to academics and entrepreneurship, we have helped shape American culture. Honoring the legacy of Black excellence and achievement is fundamental to my hope for the future, for equity and equality, justice and acceptance. I am resilient when I remember that those who came before me sacrificed and suffered as no human should. I am courageous when I remember that young Black leaders who are looking to me need to know that there is nothing that they cannot do. That is my Black legacy.”
     Dia Draper, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Reflections on Black Legacy Month

In your own words, what does Black Legacy Month mean to you? Submit your reflection in the form below. Responses will be compiled into a story that will be distributed to the Tuck community.
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Event Highlights

Black Legacy Month Opening Event Poster

Tuesday, February 2 | 7 p.m.

Black Legacy Month 2021 Opening Event with Artivism
Join us as we welcome the start of Black Legacy Month 2021 through poetry, song, and other forms of artistic expression.

Wednesday, February 3

Minorities in Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Entrepreneurship

— 12:00-1:00 p.m.  |  Fireside Chat with David Grain, Founder & CEO of Grain Management
Interviewed by Matthew Slaughter, Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business
— 6:00-6:50 p.m.  |  Fireside Chat with Marc Jones, CEO of Aeris Communications
Interviewed by Jim Feuille, Executive Director, Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital, Tuck School of Business
—7:00-7:45 p.m.  |  Panel: Minorities in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship–The VC's Perspective
Moderated by Shervin Stoney T'21
—7:45-8:30 p.m.  |  Panel: Minorities in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship—The Entrepreneur's Perspective
Moderated by Shervin Stoney T'21


Thursday, February 4

Black Legacy Month Tuck Tails
The Black Students Association at Tuck & Tuck Africa are hosting an in-person Tuck Tails to kick-off Black History Month. Join us for games and fellowship during the BSAT version of this Tuck tradition. Goodie bags will be available to take at the end of the event. Space is limited so sign up fast.

Friday, February 5 | 8 p.m.

Smart, Funny, and Black Featuring Amanda Seales
Smart Funny & Black, Created by comedian/actress/producer, Amanda Seales (HBO Insecure) brings folx together to compete, in a head to head battle of wits that tests their knowledge of black history, black culture, and the black experience. Co-sponsored by the Black Caucus and the Tuck Business School.
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Thursday, February 11 | 4 p.m.

Men and Masculinities Forum
Space where men and masculine identifying members of our community can come together and discuss issues related to their experiences both at Dartmouth and outside of Dartmouth.
Presented by the Theta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and the Dartmouth Black Student Athlete Alliance

Thursday, February 11 | 6:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, February 11 | 7 p.m.

"One Night in Miami" Movie Night
Join Black Students Association at Tuck, Tuck Africa and the Film Club for a movie screening of “One Night In Miami”. This movie is a fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.

Thursday, February 18 | 7 p.m.

Black Student Leader Film
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Thursday, February 25  | 7 p.m.

Black Legacy Month Trivia Night
Join Black Students Association at Tuck, Tuck Africa, Giesel and Game Club for a night of black history trivia. The top 3 teams will win prizes from black-owned businesses (1st place - $250 value, 2nd place - $150 value, 3rd place - $100 value). Only one sign-up per team required.