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Warren Wilson Celebrates Black History Month

As the nation commemorates Black History Month, Warren Wilson College proudly announces a series of events throughout February to create awareness about the Black experience, and to celebrate and honor the rich contributions of Black individuals to our shared history and culture.

The celebrations begin on Wednesday, February 7 at 6 p.m. with a lecture series featuring Dr. Dwight Mullen, Chair of the Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at UNC Asheville. His topic will be “The State of Black Asheville: A Review.” The lecture is free and open to the public. See more details.

On Friday, February 16 the college will host a concert by Dr. Sam Waymon, an award-winning film composer, songwriter, performer, singer, pianist, and brother of the late Nina Simone. Sam co-wrote many of Nina’s popular songs; and toured with her band for her first 25 years as her manager, confidante, and organist. He has shared the concert stage with such greats as Miles Davis, Odetta, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Quincy Jones, Donny Hathaway, Phyllis Hyman, Max Roach and many more, along with his sister Nina. The WWC Advanced Jazz Ensemble will open the concert at 6:30 in the Kittredge Lobby. Tickets are $40 for the public. Get tickets.

A full list of Black History Month events is below.

Upcoming Events

2/7 Beloved Community Lecture Series Feat. Dwight Mullen 6p Canon Lounge

2/14 OIE Lunch & Learn: “Shared Equity Leadership Love & Care” 11:30a-1p

2/16 *An evening concert with Sam Waymon (Kittridge Theatre) – 6pm

2/18 Changemakers Summit (Full Day event)

2/19 BHM Read-In (Pew Learning Center & Ellison Library) 11:30am-12:45pm

2/25 **OIE Excursion to Flyin West (AVL Community Theatre) (RSVP for tix)

* First 25 WWC students/employees to RSVP for Sam Waymon event receive free entry.

** “Flyin” West is Directed by WWC’s Candace Taylor. We have limited tickets and seats in our vehicle. RSVP is required.

*** Applications are now open for residency in the Engage Dorm for Academic Year 2024-2025 (Apply Here).