African American Heritage Month


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all events for this Heritage month have gone virtual or been cancelled. Although unable to meet in groups, we are dedicated to celebrating the culture African Americans bring to our campus. 

African Americans have heavily influenced and made tremendous contributions to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. For the duration of the month of February, we celebrate these individuals and the diversity they add to our nation and Dustdevil family.


Heritage Spotlights

Our Dustdevil Diversity Spotlight Series for African American Heritage include interviews by Dr. Peter Haruna and Dr. Alfred Addo-Mensah. For the most recent Featured Spotlight and a full list of previous interviews, visit our Dustdevil Diversity Spotlight Series page.


Culture Recommendations


The Farewell movie poster. Features an Asian family sitting on a sofa awkwardly.

Selma (2014)

  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Us (2019)
  • 12 Years A Slave(2013)
  • Hidden Figures (2017)


Kafka on the Shore Book cover. Features the three-quarters of a of young Japanese man's face. He is wearing sunglasses that reflect a mountain of its lens.

Splay Anthem

by Nathaniel Mackey

  • Hunger: A Memoir of (my) Body, Roxane Gay
  • Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
  • Babel-17, Samuel R. Delany