Black History Month

Black History Month

Join Stetson Law as we celebrate Black History Month this February. In 1926, historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded a week to honor African Americans whose contributions had been historically overlooked. Today, Black History Month has grown into a national celebration to honor the legacy and diverse traditions, experiences, and cultures within Black communities.

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Please refer to the Campus Docket and Engage for the most up-to-date event information.

Stetson Law Events:

BLSA Black History Month Dinner

Black Law Students Association

February 1, 2024│5 PM-9 PM│The Great Hall│RSVP for the event here

Survival of the Fittest: Speed Networking

Black Law Students Association

February 17, 2024│1 PM-4 PMCrummer Courtyard│RSVP here

Unpacking Environmental Racism and Advancing Ecojustice

Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series 

February 20, 2024│12 PM-1 PMThe Great Hall│RSVP here

BLSA Night of Soul

Black Law Students Association

March 1, 2024│1 PM-5 PM│The Great Hall│RSVP here

Local Events:

John Lewis: In Search of the Beloved Community

The University of South Florida

February 5, 2024│5 PM-6 PM│Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, USF St. Petersburg campus

The Publix Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival

The Carter B. Woodson African American Museum

February 17, 2024│9 AM-11:30 AM│Woodson African American Museum (2240 9th Ave . S, St. Pete FL 33712)

Black History Month Celebration

The City of St. Petersburg

February 24, 2024│11 AM-3 PM│Campbell Park Recreation Center (601 14th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)

Quilt Squares for Black History Month

The City of Gulfport

February 24, 2024│2 PM-3 PM│Gulfport Arts Center (2726 54th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707)


Making a Way Out Of No Way
The National Museum of African-American History│The Smithsonian
Explore the Smirthsonian's online exhibit highlighting how African Americans have worked collectively to survive and thrive despite racial oppression. Through institutions like education, business, and the press, black men and women have created spaces for mutual aid to improve social and economic conditions. 

Black History in St. Petersburg

Pinellas County Black and Civil Rights History
The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg │The African-American Heritage Association of St. Petersburg
A highlight of Pinellas County's civil rights history

The Deuces: 22nd Street South

Welcome to St. Pete's African-American Heritage Trail which chronicles the first 100 years of African-American culture, community, and contribution to the city. You can follow the virtual trail here. (African-American Heritage Association of St. Petersburg, 2021) (Duration 2:48)


Why Do We Use the Term African-American

Have you ever wondered about the etymology of the terms "Black" or "African-American"? This video highlights the history of two terms used to describe identity (Public Broadcasting Station, 2020) (Duration 9:25)

African-American Trailblazers

African-American Veterans' Stories
The Library of Congress
Dive into this archive of African-American Veterans' stories


21- Day Black History Month Challenge
The American Bar Association
The American Bar Association curated a list of resources to further build awareness, compassion, and engage people in the quest for racial equity

Black-Owned Business in St. Petersburg/Clearwater
The City of Clearwater
Explore businesses from coffee roasters to restaurants that showcase the amazing Black entrepreneurs in the St. Pete/Clearwater area

The Monumental Imagination of Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage was a Floridain African American sculptor who dreamed of creating monuments to honor Black Americans in the 1930s (The Smithsonian, 2022)


Stetson Law's Black Law Students Association - Learn about BLSA

Stetson University's Black Student Union

Black Law Students Association Alumni Board 2023-2024

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg - Visit Us

The African American Heritage Association of St. Petersburg - About us

Hillsborough County's George Edgecomb Bar Association - About Us

Pinellas County's Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association - About us

Virgil Hawkins Bar Association Florida Chapter - Learn more

Virgil Hawkins Bar Association Fellowship Program - Learn more

Virgil Hawkins Bar Association Scholarship - Learn more