Woods Hole Black History Month

The Woods Hole Black History Month Committee (WHBHMC) is dedicated to celebrating and educating the Woods Hole community and the community at large about African American history and culture. The committee is responsible for planning and putting on events during the month of February. Past events have included art exhibits, speakers, musical groups and the annual Harambee. The committee is open to all people regardless of ethnicity, gender, race or difference of any kind. For more information about Woods Hole Black History Month, please click here.

This year’s theme marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement. It also marks the 150th anniversary of the 15th amendment and the rights for black men to vote after the civil war. This theme has a rich and long history, which begins at the turn of the nineteenth century with the states’ passage of laws that democratized the vote for white men while disenfranchising free black men.

Every year, members of the Woods Hole community come together to celebrate Black History Month. This year marks the 38th anniversary of its continued success. The Woods Hole research community recognizes the value an event such as Black History month has in building a stronger community through diversity.

2020 Black History Month Events Flyer (PDF)

2020 Events:

February 7 – 7pm – Film Screening – “Selma”
February 18 – 12pm – “Hoodwinked, Bamboozled, and Led Astray by Romanticizing the Dream” – Rev. W. (Will) H. Mebane, Jr.
February 24 – 12pm – “The Cost of the Vote” – Daniel Black
February 27 – 5:30pm – Harambee
February 27 – 6:30pm – Cape Cod African Dance & Drum Live Performance