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Black History Month 2023: Home

Black History Month

Black History Month banners in this guide by Melissa Rothman (2023)


To celebrate and honor the lives of Black Americans, we've chosen some works to spotlight. Click the book/video covers for a direct link to the catalog listing.



African American History Film Series

The HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) and Lean Into Louisville are proud to present the 6th, annual African American History Film Series. Every Sunday during Black History Month at 1:30 p.m., the LFPL main branch will host a film presentation and panel discussion led by Karen Krigger, director of health equity, Office of HSC Diversity and Inclusion. These events are free and open to all. For more information, email Janisha Szabo.

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Campus Organizations


Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)

The mission of the Black Faculty/Staff Association is “to promote unity, provide support and build community among Black faculty, staff, and students at the University of Louisville. In addition, through advocacy and collaborative efforts, BFSA exists to enhance communication and champion diversity, inclusion, opportunity and social justice—while challenging racism—within the University, with our Black alumni and broader Black community.”

Black Student Union

The mission of the Black Student Union (BSU) is "to stimulate and promote the intellectual, political, social, and cultural health of the campus community as a whole, with a focus on the issues impacting African American students and other underrepresented groups. BSU in the "umbrella" organization of African American student & organizations. They provide a resource clearing house for the social, financial, cultural, and advocacy needs on campus."

Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE)

The Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) serves as the president’s policy advisor on issues of diversity at the University of Louisville.

Ekstrom Lobby Book Display

Photographed by Melissa Rothman (2022)

History of Black History Month


Black History Month

This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Past Book Displays

Black History Month
Hidden Histories

Anti-Racism Resources

Check out our resources for promoting anti-racism on campus and in our communities.

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Local Black History

Check out our research guide to learn about local Black History here in Louisville

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