Black History Month

Each year, Simpson College observes Black History Month during the month of February.  We celebrate the histories and cultures of black communities through a series of event.

African Diaspora Food Sampler

The African American and African food sampler is held during the month of February to commemorate Black History Month. Normally we have done the African and the African American food samplers separately but we decided to combine both of them to condense our events. The combination resulted in the African Diaspora Food Sampler, a name we came up with because we wanted to include everyone with African descent who do not currently reside in Africa.

Film Screening

In order to raise awareness among Simpson’s community about current issues faced by African American, the Multicultural and International Affairs Department collaborate with students’ organizations to hosts film screenings and an discussions sessions during Black History Month. Some of movies that were featured were For Girls Colored; a movie based on a stage play, Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf and The N-Word Documentary. It is a movie that documents the meaning of the N word to modern days African Americans.

Friday Night Hip Hop

In order to honor the contribution of Blacks in the history of dance, MSA host a Hip Hop dance night. Hip Hop along with other dances such as jazz, Charleston, swing etc., are dancing styles originated from African American vernacular dance.