There are lots of great activities and events offered throughout the month of February! Be sure to spread the word and let others know about the many exciting things happening this week!

Honoring the Legacy of Autherine Lucy: University of Alabama Campus Tour with Dr. Meredith Bagely

Mondays in February from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Tour starts on the steps of Reese Phifer Hall


Autherine Juanita Lucy was the first black student to attend the University of Alabama, in 1956. Born on October 5, 1929, in Shiloh, Alabama, Autherine Lucy studied English and worked as a teacher before enrolling at the all-white University of Alabama, which had banned her and a friend's attendance upon previous efforts. Lucy, who faced threats from a large, out-of-control mob, was later barred from the school again, though she eventually earned her master's from the institution in 1992.

Global Movement Mondays



Monday, February 7, 2015

12 pm


3rd Floor Mezzanine

Ferguson Center




A North Alabama Clergyman's Passion for History: Preserving Black History Month through Words and Images


February 9 - March 13, 2015

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gorgas Library - Pearce Foyer, 2nd Floor

African American cookbooks, scrapbooks, letters, photographs, and funeral programs collected by Rev. Wylheme H. Ragland from Decatur, Alabama will be shown in the Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library. The collection is comprised of artifacts from the Schaudies, Banks, and Ragland families and is housed in the University Libraries Division of Special Collections.


Afternoons at Global Cafe: Coffee, Tea, and Conversation


Tuesday, February 10, Wednesday, February 11, and Friday, February 12, 2015

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Center for Community-Based Partnerships, Lobby


Students and faculty connect with community at Global Cafe.  Afternoons at Global Cafe offer exciting possibilities for people to meet, enjoy conversation, and make friends.  Free coffee and tea.  Open to the public.


Contact: Beverly Hawk,, 205-348-7392


An Unmistakable Shade of Red and the

Obama Chronicles Poetry Reading


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Maxwell Hall




The Department of Communication, along with co-sponsors, welcomes Dr. Mary E. Weems to campus in celebration of AAHM. 


In this one hour colloquium, Weems will read from several books of poetry, including "An Unmistakable Shade of Gray and the Obama Chronicles."  The poetry reading will also feature some UA student poets. 



African American Read-In


Thursday, February 12, 2015

5:30 pm

Ferguson Center Lounge - 2nd Floor


Come out for a read-in event celebrating African American Heritage Month! Join us in the second floor Ferguson Center Lounge. 


A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture


Thursday, February 12, 2015

ten Hoor, Room 30

6:00 pm


African American History Month Movie Screening:

Brother Outsider


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lloyd Hall, Room 19

7:00 pm

Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and its national broadcasts on PBS' P.O.V. series, Logo/MTV, and public television's America ReFramed series, BROTHER OUTSIDER has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and work of Bayard Rustin - a visionary strategist and activist who has been called "the unknown hero" of the civil rights movement. A disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Black Notes: A One Woman Show, featuring Dr. Mary E. Weems


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Gorgas Library, Room 205

7:00 pm

The Department of Communication Studies, along with co-sponsors, presents Black Notes (A Performance), featuring Dr. Mary E. Weems.  This one woman show/performance tackles issues of identity and social justice. Dr. Weems' newest book (from which some scenes will be taken) Blackeyed: Monologues and Plays, along with some of her other work, will be available for sale before and after the performance.  

A book signing will follow.


Anthony Braxton: Falling River Music Art Exhibition 


February 6 - February 27, 2015

All Day

Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Downtown Tuscaloosa


A showcase of Braxton's "Falling River Music" graphic musical scores - large, colorful drawings musicians interpret in sound. The exhibit will also include new work by University of Alabama studio art students responding to Braxton's work.


Contact Info: Dr. Andrew Dewar,, 348-9928


Ali Hval, untitled, 2015, silk chiffon, muslin, panty hose, plastic wrap, piping, and paracord, dimensions variable, approx. 6'x10'x12'. Photo courtesy of the artist.


The Lincoln Normal School Albums at The University of Alabama


Throughout the month of February

McLure Education Library

Exhibit will be located throughout the building.

Images from 1909-1924 included in two Lincoln Normal School photograph albums from the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection were used to create a traveling exhibit highlighting African American and women's history.  This important Southern institution located in Marion, Alabama, offered general education and teacher training to African American students in primary and secondary school for more than one hundred years from 1868 to 1970.  Famous alumni include Coretta Scott King and her sister Edythe Scott Bagley, former federal judge William Hastie, and sociologist Andrew Billingsley.


Contact Info: Donna Adcock,, 205-348-1416

University of Alabama Press African American History Month Book Display


Throughout the month of February

Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library - Capstone Drive Entrance


In honor of African American History Month, the University of Alabama Press (UAP) is proud to present a selection of UAP books about African American history and the civil rights movement. Working in collaboration with the University Libraries, the books will be on display inside the Capstone Drive entrance of Gorgas Library during the month of February.

Discovery Diversity at
UA Crossroads

The Crossroads Community Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads provides leadership in cultural programming and intercultural education by:

  • Building relationships across cultures through innovative programs and initiatives designed to prepare students for a global society.
  • Serving as a resource for organizations on and off campus concerned with intercultural issues in the community.
  • Providing leadership and coordination for volunteers and professionals involved in intercultural activities.
  • Conducting research and engaging in creative activity designed to build capacity for a multicultural society.