Black History Month Reflections

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During Black History month, we hope you have time to reflect on the many historical sacrifices and important contributions of Black Americans to our American way of life. We do this in the spirit of sharing:

  • To build communities,
  • To strengthen relationships,
  • To critically look at and transform knowledge and its artifacts in how they are applied to Black Americans,
  • To cultivate a culture of caring through deep listening to our patients and colleagues,
  • To use history to imagine new ways of sharing in the opportunities and promises of discovery.

Please see below for Black History Month events/activities being held at Washington University and in the St. Louis community. We also provide links for reading and viewing to guide your reflection beyond Black History Month.

Washington University – School of Medicine Campus

  • Tuesday, February 6th from 2:00-3:00pm on Zoom – Black in Academia – Postdoctoral Series, Hear from esteemed Black postdoctoral scientists as they talk about their unique experiences navigating academia.

Washington University – Danforth Campus

  • Thursday, February 8th at 7:00pm in Graham Chapel – Isserman Lecture featuring Rev. Otis Moss III, Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life at WashU invites you to join us as we welcome The Rev. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ.
  • Wednesday, February 21 from 12:00-6:00pm in Holmes Lounge – Black History Month: Artifact Exhibit, Join us on a remarkable journey through Black history and culture with the Homage Exhibit.
  • Friday, February 23 from 12:00-6:00pm in Umrath Lounge – Black History Month: The Influence of the ‘Divine 9’, This exhibit focuses on members of the “Divine 9” who helped create a culture of change and resistance that impacted the Civil Rights Movement in America.

St. Louis & Missouri Community

Reading and Viewing