Black History Month Events

Stamford Community Event - Vendor Fair at UConn Stamford for Black History Month 2023. Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 10am-3pm. Vendor Fair - UConn Stamford Campus

Free event, with artists, fine jewelry, African art, and community organization. Open to the public.

Saturday, February 18, 2023
UConn Stamford Campus

Free! Parking at the UConn lot, 1194 Washington Blvd, Stamford 


Film Screening - Rosewood (1997)

This blockbuster film is the cinematic retelling of the true-life destruction of an African American community in 1923. It captures Jim Crow-era violence and the Black radical tradition of resistance.

February 21, 6:00-8:30pm
Homer Babbidge Library
Class of 1947 & Virtual

Free! Registration required


Discussion: Rosewood Film & History

with Mrs. Lizzie Robinson Jenkins, Founder & President of the Real Rosewood Foundation, Inc. and Rosewood descendant.

February 22, 6:00-7:30pm
Virtual only
Free! Registration required 

*for the UConn community, if you are unable to attend the film screening but want to see it prior to the discussion, it can be viewed from our collection


Black History Month Closing Ceremony

We are a proud co-sponsor of African American Cultural Center's Black History Month Closing Ceremony with a keynote address by Dr. Rik Stevenson, a professor of African American Studies at the University of Florida. Dr. Stevenson's research examines Black resistance in the Middle Passage.

February 27, 6:00pm
Student Union Theater & Ballroom
Reception following event, hors d'oeuvres will be served
Live stream for virtual viewing