A commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party will be among the events highlighting Black History Month at Yale.


A commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party will be among the events highlighting Black History Month at Yale. This photograph by John T. Hill was part of the 2014 exhibition “Bulldog and Panther: The 1970 May Day Rally and Yale” at Sterling Memorial Library.
Yale students, faculty, and staff are celebrating Black History Month throughout February. Events on campus are honoring the contributions of African Americans to civil rights, the arts, academia, the sciences, and politics. The full calendar of events is available here.
A highlight of the month-long celebration will be the Black Solidarity Conference, to be held Feb. 16-19. The conference is an entirely student-run annual event and the largest undergraduate conference at Yale, with over 700 college students participating. Students from across the country will discuss issues pertaining to the African Diaspora and explore solutions that can be implemented on their own college campuses. This year’s keynote speaker is Opal Tometi, social activist and co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and movement #BlackLivesMatter. (Registration for the conference is full.)
Another major event will be a conversation with the actor Jay Ellis, who stars in “Insecure.” The critically acclaimed HBO comedy series focuses on black female experiences and friendships. The Feb. 16 discussion is free and open to all via registration, which is available here.
A third signature event will be the second annual Celebration of Black Lives: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party. The Feb. 26 multi-part event will include a performance by Shades, one of Yale’s undergraduate a cappella groups; a presentation by participants in the Black Panther Party’s 50th anniversary conference; a discussion of the People v. Newton case with author and former judge Lise Pearlman ’71; and the dedication of “Campus ’70” in the Afro-American Cultural Center’s art gallery.
Full details on these and other Black History Month events are provided below.Please note registration is required for some events.

Registration link
Free and open to all
Shades Valentine's Day Jam
Feb. 14, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Sheffield-Sterling- Strathcona Hall (SSS) Rm. 114, 1 Prospect St.
Conversation with HBO's "Insecure" Star Jay Ellis
Feb. 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
SSS Rm. 114, 1 Prospect St.
Register here.
Urban Bush Women Movement & Dance Community Workshop
Feb. 19, noon-2:30 p.m.
Af Am House, 211 Park St.
FOLKS Reading (Yale School of Drama)
Feb. 19, 2-4:15 p.m.
149 York St.
President's Women of Yale Lecture Series
Featuring Vera Wells '71 on Sylvia Boone, the first black woman granted tenure at Yale
Feb. 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
Register here.
A Tribute to Black Inventors
Feb. 23, 7:30-9 p.m.
Founders Room, Af Am House, 211 Park St.
“Critical Histories and Activist Futures: Science, Medicine, and Racial Violence”
Feb. 24, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Yale Medical Historical Library, 333 Cedar St.
Register here.
Second annual Celebration of Black Lives
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party
Feb. 26, noon-3 p.m.
Af Am House, 211 Park St.

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I am curious to learn if members or supporters of the Black Panther Party have a theory or explanation for why significant numbers of perfectly healthy American newborns who begin life with a perfectly healthy, clean hard drive mounted above their shoulders...

...mature into depressed, angry, sometimes violent teens and adults engaging in homicidal and suicidal behaviors that frequently harms or seriously impairs the Quality of Life for their peaceful neighbors and community?
Does the popular late American urban story-TRUTH-teller Tupac Shakur offer a reasonable explanation for why significant numbers of American children are being impeded, hampered or prevented from maturing into reasonably responsible, well-adjusted American teens and adults who become scientists, engineers, business owners, educators and leaders?

Does Tupac offer a reasonable explanation for why Americans of African descent are being impeded from experiencing the equality and respect all peaceful, reasonably responsible Americans are entitled to enjoy?

How many of my American neighbors are familiar with Tupac's (often misinterpreted) *#T_H_U_G_L_I_F_E Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect, Abandonment and Maltreatment* *AWARENESS* concept:

*"The Hate U Give Little Infants Fvvks Everyone"* ~Tupac Shakur

"We need more people who care; you know what I'm saying? We need more women, mothers, fathers, we need more of that..." ~Tupac Shakur



"America’s Firm Resolve to End Childhood Abuse and Neglect”