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Black History Month at Quinnipiac

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Keynote Event

Black History Month 2020: Legacies of Black Excellence

We hosted Richard Robinson, the first Black chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, during our annual Black History Month keynote event on Tuesday, February 25. During a question and answer discussion with a room of more than 200 people, Robinson talked about growing up and the lessons he learned that would shape his life and career on the bench.

In addition, Quinnipiac Dining sous chef Eric Jackson created the menu of 11 traditional dishes — appetizers, entrees and desserts — selected from traditional recipes prepared at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Around the room, 10 African Americans were honored on posters for their contributions to medicine, science, higher education, entrepreneurship, and the culinary and performing arts. 

“We aim to incorporate inclusive excellence in everything we do to create a globally engaged, culturally rich and highly collaborative campus,” said Don C. Sawyer III, vice president for equity and inclusion.

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Richard A. Robinson led a question and answer discussion about his journey to becoming the first Black chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court and legacies of Black excellence.

Past Black History Month Events

A Journey One Woman Show

‘A Journey’: A Musical One-Woman Show, Written and Performed by Kimberly Wilson

Saturday, February 1, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
North Haven Campus

This was an engaging Freedom Series event, followed by a panel discussion relating the content to social work practice. 

Presented by the National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter and the Quinnipiac Department of Social Work.

Circle of Perspectives Screening of "Who Killed Malcom X?"

Circle of Perspectives: Screening of ‘Who Killed Malcom X?’

Wednesday, February 26, 5 p.m.
Mount Carmel Campus

Circle of Perspectives is a film and dialogue series that explores social justice and current events. The event included a screening of "Who Killed Malcolm X?" — a docuseries following activist Abdur-Rahman Muhammad as he investigates the assassination of Malcolm X.

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural and Global Engagement.

Black History Month Showcase

Black History Month Showcase

Friday, February 28, 9:15 p.m.
Mount Carmel Campus

This event celebrated Black leaders, artists and musicians who have helped inspire and motivate people throughout American history.

Presented by the Quinnipiac Black Student Union.