Throughout the month of February, the Black Student Caucus hosted several events events. With the support of the Social Justice Caucus, the Black Student Caucus organized a field-trip to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, NC. SSW students took a guided tour of the museum to learn more about the sit-in activities at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960, as well as NC statewide and national civil rights movements.
The Black Student Caucus recognized African American faculty and staff with an appreciation luncheon on February 25, in celebration of Black History Month.
One of the honored guests in attendance was former faculty member Hortense McClinton. In 1966, Mrs. McClinton became the first Black professor at UNC. She taught in the School of Social Work for 18 years.
Black Student Caucus members also decorated the lobby display case with African artifacts and information highlighting current African American/Black social workers and individuals fighting for social justice.
In addition to the aforementioned events, the Black Student Caucus hosted a documentary event, viewing the Brown Eyes/Blue Eyes experiment and an in-depth facilitated discussion;attended an Alvin Ailey Performance at Memorial Hall; and sent weekly emails highlighting African American history at UNC-CH including the first African American students, first African American professor, first African American student athlete, and the Sonya Hayes Stone Center.