Black History Month Kids' Day + HBCU Day Schedule of Events
This year's event is inspired by the Black History Month Theme- "The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity".
HBCU Activities 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
11 a.m.-noon HBCU Representatives' Presentations/Q&A
Tayler Henley, Paul Quinn College Rep
Paul Quinn College, one of the most innovative small colleges in America, is a private, faith-based, four-year, liberal arts-inspired college that was founded on April 4, 1872 by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Church preachers in Austin, Texas. The school’s original purpose was to educate freed slaves and their offspring.
Today, Paul Quinn has become a model for urban higher education by focusing on academic rigor, experiential learning, and entrepreneurship.
The College proudly educates students of all races and socio-economic classes under the banner of its institutional ethos, WE over Me. Its mission is to provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of its students.
James Ware, Eddie Davenport & Joyce Turner, Texas Southern University Reps
Texas Southern University possesses an impressive array of more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations, a diverse faculty, 80-plus student organizations, and an extensive alumni network comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, public servants, lawyers, pilots, artists, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, Texas Southern University is one of the nation’s largest historically black universities.
Mack Riley, Tuskegee University Rep
Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. With a strong orientation toward disciplines which highlight the relationship between education and work force preparation in the sciences, professions and technical areas, Tuskegee University also emphasizes the importance of the liberal arts as a foundation for successful careers in all areas. Accordingly, all academic majors stress the mastery of a required core of liberal arts courses.
Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, which is 40 miles east of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and 20 miles west of the city of Auburn, Alabama. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia.
Zsa'Mae "Dee" Jones, Florida A&M University Rep
Florida A&M University values diversity in thought, perspective, and culture. Students seeking a challenging academic foundation will find a variety of programs to meet their career objectives at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. The University offers 54 bachelor's degrees, 29 master's degrees, three professional degrees, and 12 doctoral programs in a wide range of academic areas. In addition to being one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation, FAMU students have the opportunity to actively engage in a broad range of educational or recreational activities.
The 'HBCUs: Roots that Run Deep' story map will be a part of the Huston-Tillotson 'To Elevate' collection created by Oakwood Cemetery Chapel.
We sincerely thank Oakwood Cemetery Chapel for allowing us to share this resource about HBCUs.
Divine 9 (HBCU Fraternities and Sororities) Video
BHM Kids’ Day Activities 12:30-3:00 p.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m. El’s Mirror Authors' Talk with Ellison and Bavu Blakes/ Q&A with Audience.
"El’s Mirror" Theme Song Activity
"Welcome to El’s Mirror, an upper elementary picture book and a reflective tool for families, parents, mentors, leaders, and educators of children."
1:30-1:45 p.m. Animation Activity with Torrian Crawford, Rooster Teeth
2:00-2:45 p.m. Superheroes are Everywhere Storytime & Craft with Carver Education staff.
2:45-3:00 p.m. Dance with Lannaya
After Storytime & Craft we will show a performance video from Lannaya Drum & Dance. Learn some African dance moves and enjoy the drums!
Black History Month Kids’ Day + HBCU (Historical Black Colleges and Universities) Day 2021
This year’s Black History Month Kids’ Day + HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Day features content from community partners: The Thinkery, MathHappens, Amala Foundation, and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum--from math and science content inspired by our namesake George Washington Carver to mindfulness to connection and knowledge of our community’s Black Heritage. We are including their content here with some spotlights from #CarverMuseumatHome programming over the last year.
Join us for LIVE Zoom Sessions Saturday, March 27 with Creative Action.
Founded by Philip and Lauren Siegel, MathHappens explores ideas, options, strategies and partnerships to bring math into community conversation here in Austin and beyond.
We’re a STEAM engine to power kids’ imagination, creativity, and love of learning.
Thinkery at Home: Growing Sprouts
The Amala Foundation inspires people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with themselves and others, grow as individuals, and serve as conscious leaders in their communities. Through mindfulness, sharing circles and engaging interactive processes, the Amala Foundation builds connections and community in schools, develops resilience and healthy coping skills, and helps youth find their leadership voice.
We are pleased to offer these Mindful Moment videos to you.
Each 3-minute video offers an opportunity to pause and practice mindfulness and is a way to incorporate the practice into your, often busy, everyday life.
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Discover artifacts, stories, and exhibitions related to Black History by visiting the Bullock Museum virtually or in person.
Explore Black History with Online Resources
Texas Story Project: Gloria Lawsha Smith reflects on discovering her roots down home, leading her to help with the restoration project of Dabney Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Artifact: Church lectern salvaged from Dabney Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Artifacts: Reconstruction-era African American family artifacts recovered from Ransom Williams farm.
Visit the Upcoming Exhibition on View at the Bullock Museum Starting June 19, 2021.
Below is an overview of some of our program highlights over the past year.
Local Resources to Black History
Ways to Help our Community