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
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.
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.
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
- A conversation at USC Annenberg with the author and activist highlights the celebration of Charlotta Bass Day.
- More than 150 Trojans gather inside Tommy’s Place on University Park Campus for live and virtual presentations.
- The civil rights leader visited USC and its surrounding neighborhoods throughout the late ’50s and ’60s in his quest to improve the lives of Black Americans.
- The celebration moved indoors at the last minute because of inclement weather, culminates a month of events.
- "We can be the country of our greatest ideals, but we have to tell the truth first," Nikole Hannah-Jones says at debut of Charlotta Bass Media Trailblazer Speaker Series.
- The USC Thornton School of Music shares music performed, written and/or produced by some of the school's Black faculty and alumni.
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.
Woodlums makes USC history as first Black student wellness club
The organization provides the Black student community access to nature and mindfulness practices.
2024 Black History Month
Watch the kickoff celebration video
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.
Black Music Month: USC alumni and faculty
USC Annenberg Media looks at the industry’s famous Black Trojans.
The Cardinal Divas are fighting on
From the stands, the Cardinal Divas have made their mark on the college dance world.
Find your community in one of USC’s dozens of Black student organizations.
The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs enhance the academic, cultural, leadership and social development of the entire USC community.
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.
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
- Use the USC Black History Month digital graphics on your social media, websites, Zoom background, and more.
- Add your events to the USC Event Calendar. Use the tag USC_BHM to be included in the calendar channel.
- Join USC’s Black History Month programming committee. Contact Maria Romero-Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org.