Woods Hole Black History Month

Come and join the Woods Hole community in its annual celebration of Black History Month! The theme for the 2023 Woods Hole Black History Month will be “Black Resistance”. By resisting, Black people have achieved triumphs, successes, and progress as seen with the end of chattel slavery, the dismantling of Jim and Jane Crow segregation in the South, Increased political representation at all levels of government, desegregation of educational institutions, the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History in DC, and increased and diverse representation of Black experiences in media. Black resistance strategies have served as a model for every other social movement thus, the legacy and importance of these actions cannot be understated.

All events are free and open to the public. Some events/activities require advance registration for online participation, and others are in person. Click here for more information and to register for BHM 2023 Events.

View the 2023 Black History Month Events Flyer

Saturday, February 4 at 7 PM

Film: "Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power”

Sam Pollard & Geeta Gandbhir, directors
This film tells the story of young organizers who fought for voting rights after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and for Black power in rural Alabama.

Wednesday, February 8 at 12:15 PM

Virtual Presentation: "Love as a Movement”

Jeneé Osterheldt
Creator of A Beautiful Resistance, a Boston Globe production to celebrate Black joy and Black lives.

Thursday, February 16 at 7 PM

Author Event: "Exploring Race & Redemption through Fiction”

Ousmane K. Power-Greene, PhD
Program Director of Africana Studies/Associate Professor of History at Clark University and author of The Confessions of Matthew Strong.

Woods Hole Black History Month events are sponsored by the Marine Biological Laboratory; the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center, the Woodwell Climate Research CenterSea Education Association and Falmouth Academy. All events are free and open to the public.