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Bluefield State University has several events planned to recognize Black History Month 2023. For further information, please contact Jacob Laney jlaney@bluefieldstate.edu.

In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History launched the first Negro History Week. This event later evolved into Black History Month, first recognized nationally by President Gerald Ford as part of the country’s bicentennial celebration. Today, Woodson is known as the “Father of Black History” and the “Father of Black History Month.”

BHM Movie Night

Location: Granada Theater
Date & Time: Thursday, February 2, 2023 (7pm)


Come to the Granada Theater to watch the award winning film – ‘Green Book’!! Kicking off our Black History Month celebration!

Meet the Greeks Day

Location: The Student Center
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 (11am – 1pm)


Interested in joing a National African-American Fraternity/ Sorority? Come by the Student Center for lunch & a presentation from each NPHC group!

B-State HBCU History Panel

Location: The Student Center
Date & Time: Monday, February 13, 2023 (11am)


Join us in the Student Center for an discussion on Bluefield State’s rich history as an HBCU – stay for lunch after!

Hamilton Hatter Luncheon

Location: The Student Center
Date & Time: Friday, February 17, 2023 (12pm)


Hamilton Hatter Scholarship Luncheon – Celebrate one of the founders and first President of Bluefield State College (1895 – 1906) at this community lunch in the Harris-Jefferson Student Center.
When BSC was founded in 1895 with land-grant funds, then Governor Virgil A. Lewis chose Hamilton Hatter as the first principal of the school.

Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff can contact the Office of Student Life in the Harris-Jefferson Student Center or RSVP to reserve a seat for the lunch.

Community March

Location: Chicory Square
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 (6pm)


Movie Night

Location: Granada Theater
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 (7pm)

Celebrating Black History Month together in Chicory Square!

Join us for a community march around downtown Bluefield WV, beginning & ending at the Granada Theater, just before the movie night premiere.

Stay after to enjoy the movie at 8pm!

Community Church Service

Location: The Student Center
Date & Time: Sunday, March 19, 2023 (1pm)


Local churches coming together to build community, share gospel, & enjoy good food!

Meal at 1pm!
Service begins at 2pm