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2024 - Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts

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Published 02/01/2024
Black History Month 2024

Black History Month 2024

Elgin Community College celebrates Black History Month through the 2024 theme of African Americans and the Arts with in-person events. Join ECC this year in honoring BHM with peer and employee networking and critical conversations through formal discussions, creative outlets, and community gatherings. 

“I am excited to recognize the diverse and indelible contributions of African American art and culture during this year’s Black History Month celebration,” said Erik Enders, student life coordinator for student equity. “This is an important opportunity for our entire campus community to learn, remember, and appreciate how Black culture has helped shape American culture.”

2024 Black History Month events:

Black Student Connection

Thursday, February 1, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Building B, Jobe Lounge

Celebrate Black History Month by networking with peers, ECC faculty, and staff. Registration is required at


Expressive Arts of Color

Wednesday, February 7, 11 am to 12:30 pm

Building B, Jobe Lounge

Join ECC’s Art and Design club for a painting experience and celebrate African Americans and the arts.


Black Magic Poetry Slam

Thursday, February 15, 6 to 8 pm

Building G, Spartan Auditorium

Celebrate Black excellence through the art of spoken word and poetry. 


MAGIC: Black Lives Matter Series Part 14 “African America History IS History: Black Influences in Art & Culture”

Tuesday, February 27, 11 am to 12:30 pm

Building B, Room B180

Join us for an event celebrating the profound impact of African American history on the fabric of America, exploring the rich tapestry of Black influences in art and culture.


African Ball

Friday, March 1, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Building B, Jobe Lounge

Celebrate the culmination of Black History Month with traditional cuisine, dance, and song.

All events are open to the public. Get the full event schedule at For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 847-214-7079.