USC Celebrates Black History Month

“Now more than ever, Black History Month remains relevant because it sets aside time for us to learn and reflect upon the ways this history highlights the ideals and failures of the U.S. experiment with democracy. Through social movements and political and cultural traditions, the Black community has engaged notions of freedom and equality since its founding.”

Elaine Bell Kaplan, USC Dornsife Professor of Sociology

Charlotta Bass Day

The USC Annenberg Charlotta Bass Journalism & Justice Lab will celebrate Charlotta Bass Day at Wallis Annenberg Hall with special guest Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz. A luncheon will follow. RSVP here

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waheedworks: Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest 

Visions and Voices, the Kaufman School of Dance and the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs are thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest

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USC Black History Month SC Family Reunion

Join us for USC’s closing celebration of Black History Month at the SC Family Reunion. The event will showcase live performances, refreshments and local vendors.

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For more events, visit the USC Event Calendar.

Black History Month Spotify Playlist

As part of the campus-wide celebration of Black History Month, Angelica Brooks of USC Thornton’s JEDI Committee has curated a music playlist featuring Thornton faculty and alumni.

USC News Stories

Black Trojan 20

BT20 is a new annual USC Black Alumni Association tradition that amplifies alumni and students who are difference makers and game changers positively impacting their fields, communities or our university. 

Voices Across USC

Trojans reflect on what Juneteenth means to them

Some pay moving tributes to enslaved ancestors; others see holiday as a modern-day call to action.

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Woodlums makes USC history as first Black student wellness club

The organization provides the Black student community access to nature and mindfulness practices.

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2024 Black History Month

Watch the kickoff celebration video

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USC’s newest deans present visions of leadership and excellence

Dr. Jason King and Dr. Franita Tolson reflect on career experiences, introduce their vision as leaders and consider the significance of being the first Black deans for their respective schools. 

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Black Music Month: USC alumni and faculty

USC Annenberg Media looks at the industry’s famous Black Trojans.

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USC Cardinal Divas lined up on a field

The Cardinal Divas are fighting on

From the stands, the Cardinal Divas have made their mark on the college dance world.

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Get Involved

Students gathering together from USC Black student organizations

USC Student Organizations

Find your community in one of USC’s dozens of Black student organizations.

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Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs

The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs enhance the academic, cultural, leadership and social development of the entire USC community.

Members from USC Black Staff and Faculty Caucus

USC Black Staff and Faculty Caucus

The Black Staff and Faculty Caucus is an important strategic alliance comprised of staff and faculty for the benefit of our future… and that of our students.

USC Black Alumni Association

USC Black Alumni Association

The USC Black Alumni Association is a leadership network established to strengthen the legacy of educational attainment and excellence of USC’s Black students.

Celebrate Black History Month With USC