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Black History Month, 2022 - Miami Dade College, Hialeah Campus

The MDC Hialeah Campus celebrates Black History Month 2022 and honors African Americans by exploring the themes Black Health and Wellness. This guide will offer library and other recommended resources featuring books, eBooks, films, and videos.

What is Black History Month?

Black History Month is an annual commemoration of African Americans achievements as well as an opportunity to recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event is an expansion of “Negro History Week,” which was created by noted historian Carter G. Woodson and others.

The first national Negro History week was celebrated in 1926 - on the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. “The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures.”  Mayors of cities across the countries also who issued yearly proclamations recognizing Negro History Week. In the late 1960, during the Civil Rights Movement, "Negro History Week" evolved into “Black History Month” on many college campuses.

In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.  Today, other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.

The theme for Black History Month, February 2022 is “Black Health and Wellness.


The theme for Black History Month in February 2022 is “Black Health and Wellness.” 

This theme encourages us to reflect on various efforts, by African Americans, to foster good health and wellness, within their communities.  Their endeavors, manifested in initiatives such as the building of hospitals and health clinics, and the establishment of medical and nursing schools, helped to reduce the economic and health disparities, and discrimination faced by African Americans at mainstream institutions.

Black Health and Wellness refer to physical, emotional, and mental health.

Events Calendar 

  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM.

Black History Month's Opening Ceremony Celebration: Art Display and Junkanoo Band

Painting of three African American women in colorful clothingWednesday, February 2, from 12:00pm – 1:00pm           

This event will feature an Art display by students from Miami Senior Jackson High school and their teacher, Mr. Eric Jenkins. 

The Junkanoo band, led by Mr. Wayne Taylor, will provide perform for the campus. Music and food will be provided.

Hosted by the Hialeah Campus Black History Month Committee and Student Life    

Location: Student Life lobby, MDC, Hialeah Campus

This will be an in-person event.


  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022, from 12:40 PM-1:55 PM

        Spoken Word Virtual competition

Image of a woman speakingThis event is open to all students.  Prizes will be awarded to the participants who are placed in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place...

You may listen to the event recording using the following link. 


Hosted by the Hialeah Campus Black History Month Committee

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  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 12:40 PM-1:55 PM

          UFMDC’S Mirror Project Presents:

        Reflections on the History of African American Healthcare

Image of Dr. Derryn Moten, Guest speaker Guest Speaker, Dr. Derryn Moten, will give a presentation on the historical perspectives of  African     Americans’ access to healthcare from past to present. This event will be a Zoom webinar.


Hosted by the UFMDC's Mirror Project and the Hialeah Campus Black History Month Committee

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  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Cultural Conversations on Race, Identity, and Mental health.Image of man meditating

This will be a virtual guest panel discussion followed by audience Q & A period.


Hosted by the Hialeah Campus Black History Month Committee



  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 12:40-1:55 PM

Image of the book cover "Hate U Give". Real Reels: "The Hate U Give" 

This will be a virtual film review and discussion.


 Hosted by the Hialeah Campus Black History Month Committee

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