Black History Month 2022
Penn State Behrend will honor Black History Month by hosting these events in February.
Wednesday, February 16
African-American Inventors and Inventions Exhibit
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The African-American Inventors and Inventions exhibit includes various items invented by African Americans. Each display includes a patent date, a biographical sketch of the inventor, and additional historical information and facts. The one-day exhibit will be viewable in the Reed Union Building, in the Reed Wintergarden.
This exhibit is part of Reflections in Black Museum, Inc., African American History on Wheels, a traveling museum. Founded in 1998 by Clifton J. Brown, a Mobile, Alabama, native, the museum is based in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. It boasts a unique collection of inventions, rare artifacts, African art, sculptures, paintings, and historical articles from Black newspapers. The museum travels throughout the United States displaying its exhibits in many colleges and community events.
Kotchegna Dance Company
Dance & Drums from Ivory Coast, West Africa
Also on Wednesday, February 16, the Kotchegna Dance Company will share dance and drumming from the Ivory Coast beginning at noon in Bruno’s Café. This performance will feature stilt dancers.
The Rhythms of Life Series began in 2002 and features an array of cultural performers from all regions of the world. The series is produced by the Office of Educational Equity and Diversity Programs, with additional support by the Student Activity Fee.
All events are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Office of Educational Equity and Diversity Programs and the Student Activity Fee. Questions may be directed to the Office of Educational Equity and Diversity Programs at [email protected]