Students to host Black History Month events


ACU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs has planned several on-campus and community events throughout February to celebrate Black History Month.

Also, ACU Theatre will continue its regular season with “The Mountaintop,” a play set during Dr. Martin Luther King’s last day, with performances March 2-4.

The Black Students’ Association chose events that would engage the community and embody OMA’s mission statement: “Diversity is not an experience; it’s a lifestyle.”

Events include outreach activities such as book reading, arts and crafts, and black history lessons with Hawley Elementary School kindergartners; a worship service led by the BSA at Chapel on the Hill; the 18th annual Black History Production, “When Reality Shows,” which will showcase students exploring relevant themes displayed in movies and on TV; and “Know Your Rights,” a forum for students to discuss their legal rights when encountering law enforcement.

“Black History Month is another opportunity to have a focused conversation with students,” said Prentice Ashford, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. “Hopefully these experiences will encourage a lifestyle that speaks a difference and engages people of different cultures and ideas.”

For more information, contact Ashford at

Schedule of Events

  • Feb. 19: Black Students’ Association Worship Service, 3 p.m., Chapel on the Hill
  • Feb. 24: Black History Production: “When Reality Shows,” 7 p.m., Cullen Auditorium
  • Feb. 28: Know Your Rights, 6 p.m., Cullen Auditorium
  • March 2-4: ACU Theatre presents “The Mountaintop,” 7:30 p.m., Williams Performing Arts Center. For tickets, visit
  • Black Students’ Association at Hawley Elementary School, dates and times vary