Quad Cities Campus

Black History Month

Toussaint Louverture (1743 - 1803)

Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803)

“It is not a liberty of circumstance, conceded to us alone, that we wish; it is the adoption absolute of the principle that no man, born red, black or white, can be the property of his fellow man.”

Stokley Carmichael (1941 - 1998)

Stokley Carmichael (1941-1998)

“Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more.”

Angela Davis (1944 -)

Angela Davis (1944-)

“As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people's struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.”

I am inspired by...

Daniel James Jr.

Daniel "Chappie" James Jr.

Submission by Brendan Young, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Communication

Donald Crews

Donald Crews

Submission by Scott Brouette
Assistant Director of Student Services

Dr. Gloria D. Scott

Dr. Gloria D. Scott

Submission by Audrey Adamson
Assistant Director of Student Services

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Submission by Margaritta Fultz
Administrative Aid
WIU-Quad Cities Administration

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

Submission by Andrea Hyde Ph.D
Associate Professor of Educational Studies

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker

Submission by Kenny Wheeler
Academic Advisor
WIU-Quad Cities

John Coltrane

John Coltrane

Submission by Dan Malachuk Ph.D
Associate Professor of English

Jason Collins

Jason Collins

Submission by Matthew Beck
M.S. Ed, LCPC, NCC
Clinical Faculty in the Counseling Department

February is Black History Month

Local and Campus Events - 2018

The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center - Macomb
Stellar African Americans in United States Literature

Tuesday, Feb. 20: WIU English Professor Patricia Young will deliver "Stellar African Americans in United States Literature at 3:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.

When We Were Kings

Tuesday, Feb. 20: WIU History Professor Peter Cole will host a film screening and discussion of, "When We Were Kings," at 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.

Alice Walker, Beauty in Truth

Wednesday, Feb. 21: The WIU Women's Center will host a film screening of "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth," at 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.

Heroes of a Different Hue

Thursday, Feb. 22: Centennial Honors College Associate Director F. Erik Brooks will deliver "Heroes of a Different Hue: Black Athletes, Brave Activists and Peaceful Protests" at 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.

Taste of Africa

Friday, Feb. 23: WIU's African Student Association will host "Taste of Africa" at 6:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.

Saturday, Feb. 24: The student NAACP chapter will host the annual "Black Excellence Ball" at 7 p.m. in the University Union Lamoine Room.