Photo of students at BHM opening event

The celebration — moved indoors at the last minute because of inclement weather — culminates a month of events.


‘Family reunion’ wraps up USC’s Black History Month observance

The celebration — moved indoors at the last minute because of inclement weather — caps off a month of events.

February 27, 2023 By Saúl García

Black History Month logoThe rain couldn’t dampen the spirit or the smiles that vibrantly lit up the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom during the Black History Month “family reunion” event Friday afternoon.

“It’s a beautiful sight to see everybody, have everyone together in celebration of what has been a wonderful Black History Month,” USC President Carol L. Folt said. She mentioned the naming of Allyson Felix Field, Nikole Hannah-Jones’ visit to Bovard and the MLK in Los Angeles exhibit at USC Fisher Museum of Art as highlights of the USC’s Black History Month observance.

USC Black History Month wrap-up: Panel discussion
A panel discussion featured (from left) sports writer and USC alum Eric Lambkins, education equality expert Sylvia Rousseau, Dean Pedro A. Noguera of the USC Rossier School of Education, Principal Tracy Murray of the Foshay Learning Center and USC student Muriel Clarke. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

The “family reunion” event — moved indoors at the last minute due to inclement weather — capped off this year’s celebration that centered on the theme of “Reclamation Through Resistance, Rebirth Through Reconciliation.”

USC Black History Month wrap-up event: hot dogs and chili
Students, faculty and staff enjoy hot dogs and chili during Friday’s “family reunion.” (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)