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Black History Month at Linfield

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Celebrating Black history at Linfield

To know Black history is to know world history

Every February, Linfield celebrates Black History Month with a series of events. We honor the unforgettable achievements of living pioneers and departed path-breakers – from advocates and educators to innovators and discoverers. Black History Month is an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate rich culture.

2024 Schedule of Events

Black History Month Kick Off

Monday, Feb. 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m., Keck Patio

Stop by to answer a Black History trivia question, get a treat and hear what’s happening this month!

Poetry Night

Thursday, Feb. 8 | 6:30-8 p.m., Austin Reading Room, Nicholson Library

Hear from Dominique Vews (@pointofvews) and Little Blue (@littleblue___), refreshments are provided.

Black Wall Street Market

Monday, Feb. 19 | 2-5 p.m., Fred Meyer Lounge, Riley

Support crafts and goods from Black-owned businesses. Open to all McMinnville. All are encouraged to attend.

I love my library, Black History Edition

Friday, Feb. 23 | 1-2:00 p.m., Austin Reading Room, Nicholson Library

Join us for a discussion on the impact of banned books on our communities. Discussion hosted by Dr. Carmen Thompson.

The Color Purple (2023)

Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 6-8:30 PM, Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium

Special Linfield premiere. Free and open to the public.



If you have questions about Linfield's Black History Month, please reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

Abby Thomas '17
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Riley Hall