Sacramento State is celebrating Black History Month in February with events, workshops and professional development opportunities highlighting the theme of positive change and powerful impact.

The cornerstone of planned campus and community events is CSU Super Sunday on Feb. 25. In conjunction with other California State Universities, the annual event brings together Sac State representatives with African American congregations and young people who are encouraged to begin planning for college. Participating Sacramento churches include St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Center of Praise Ministries and Common Ground Covenant.

A sold-out performance by hip-hop and spoken word musician KRS-One takes place in the University Union on Thursday, Feb. 8, sponsored by UNIQUE programs. KRS-One (a stylized acronym for “knowledge reigns supreme over nearly everyone”) has been referred to as the “conscience of hip-hop” by Rolling Stone magazine.

Dr. A.D. Carson will visit Sac State as a featured speaker for the Green and Gold Speaker Series on Monday, Feb. 12. Dr. Carson is an assistant professor of hip-hop and the Global South at the University of Virginia-Charlottesville. He rose to prominence when he submitted a 34-track rap album as his dissertation that speaks to U.S. history, race relations, and his experience navigating higher education and attending a university situated on a former slave plantation.

Additional events include:

  • MLK Sankofa Talk: Social Entrepreneurship, noon to 1 p.m., MLK Center, Lassen Hall
  • Release of the Marvel Black Panther movie, (a ticketed event), 9 p.m., Century Arden 14
  • MLK 365: “Walk with Me” post-march conversation and forum, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Center

 For a complete listing of Black History events for the campus, community and students, visit For more information, call the Sacramento State MLK Center at (916) 278-2655. – Anita Fitzhugh