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These are events related to Black History Month at Detroit Mercy. Click event titles for more information. Also, see the Black History Month Resource web page.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

African American Studies Program talk: Angela Dillard

3 p.m., Room 228, Commerce & Finance Building, McNichols Campus
The African American Studies Program will host its next discussion of the winter semester featuring University of Michigan Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies Angela Dillard. Dillard will present, "James H. Meredith, Monumental History and the Complexities of 'Civil Rights Conservatism.'"
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Thursday, Feb. 9

Black History Month Interfaith Dinner

7 p.m., Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center, Warren Loranger Architecture Building, McNichols Campus
Detroit Mercy hosts the eighth annual Interfaith Dinner and Celebration, an opportunity to bring people together to discuss and celebrate the religious diversity we experience at Detroit Mercy.
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Tuesday, Feb. 14

Black History Month: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad

12:45 p.m., Ballroom, Student Center, McNichols Campus
Professor of History and Director of the Black Abolitionist Archive Roy E. Finkenbine will share the epic journey to freedom in 1825 of Isom and Saby Thurman, an African American couple who fled slave catchers in southern Indiana, moved down the Maumee River valley with the aid of Native Americans and finally crossed into freedom in Canada at Detroit.
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Wednesday, Feb. 22

Detroit 1967: A Roundtable

7 p.m., Ballroom, Student Center, McNichols Campus
Whether you call it a riot, a rebellion, or an uprising, the events of July 1967 have shaped our city and our region up to the present day. A panel of experts on Detroit 1967 will discuss those events and their causes and consequences. The event is part of Detroit Mercy's Black History Month.
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Thursday, Feb. 23

Black History Month Movie Presentation: Loving

7 p.m., Grounds Coffeehaus, Student Center
As part of Black History Month, Detroit Mercy will host a screening of the film Loving (2016) on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the Student Center's Grounds Coffeehaus. Loving tells the story of an interracial couple, Richard & Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
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Saturday, Feb. 25

Black History Month Event: Discover the D

7 p.m., Meet at University Ministry Office, Student Center
As part of Black History Month at Detroit Mercy, University Ministry will host a Discover the D event on Saturday, Feb. 25.
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