Celebrating Black History Month 2024 at SMCC

In honor of Black History Month, SMCC is hosting a series of events that aim to pay tribute to the contributions and sacrifices made by Black Americans in shaping our country’s history. Since 1915, Black History Month has been observed each February to acknowledge the central role played by African Americans in the United States’ history. Since 1976, every U.S. President has officially designated February as Black History Month.Celebrating Black History Month 2024

Student Activities and the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee have also planned a series of events and activities that run through the end of the month:


Black History Month Trivia 

February 6, 6 p.m. Noisy Lounge

We are testing your knowledge of black history, culture, and icons tonight! The top three winners will receive a prize.

The Color Purple: Dinner & Discussion

February 21, 5 p.m., Noisy Lounge

Join us for a showing of The Color Purple, with dinner & a discussion to take place afterward! 

Karaoke Celebration! 

February 27, 6 p.m., Noisy Lounge

We welcome students to join us and sing their favorite songs by black artists to celebrate Black History Month! 

Blood Drive

February 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Noisy Lounge

Student Life is hosting the Red Cross to hold a blood drive on campus, with a special call out to donors who are black–help ensure blood is available to those with sickle cell disease when needed. Blood donations from individuals who are Black are urgently needed to help meet the needs of patients with sickle cell disease. Visit the American Red Cross website to learn more.

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. Blood and platelet donations are needed now to help alleviate the shortage and ensure life-saving medical procedures are not delayed. We’re encouraging donors of all blood types to give with their whole hearts this month by scheduling and keeping their donation appointments.

Other Maine Black History Month Resources