Celebrating Black History Month at Trinity

February 16, 2021
Picture of the BSU opening event. Throughout the month of February, Trinity will celebrate Black History Month by holding various events in partnership with our Black Student Union (BSU). "We've been planning for Black History Month for a while, and we're excited to share this part of our heritage and culture through both historical and humorous events on campus," said Breleigh Gula, vice president of BSU. All month long, Waybright will host an exhibit created by Trinity’s BSU titled “Walk Through Our Shoes in History: One Step Forward, Two Seps Back” which displays information on significant people, moments, and experiences of Black Americans. Carl Edmondson, BSU's president, said he's excited to highlight all the good Black Americans have done through this exhibit. Students have the opportunity to submit photos for a community art project which will explain what black heritage means to them. The photos will be displayed in a collage at the end of the month. BSU's first event was a comedic rendition of MTV's Wild'n Out. BSU has been hosting movie nights including Queen and Slim on Feb. 12 and Fruitvale Station on Feb. 17. From 5-6 p.m. on Feb. 22, Mama D from Hawkins Dining Hall will be making her famous Soul food, along with other small plates for students to try. The month will close with Apollo Night, a talent show that honors the importance of the Apollo Theater and the talent within Trinity’s community. Make sure to check out the TIU calendar for more information on Black History Month events.