Media advisory: Marquette University groups to host Black History Month events

Feb. 14, 2020

little rock nine pere marquette awardMILWAUKEE — Throughout the month of February, various groups across Marquette University are hosting events in celebration of Black History Month.

A full list of Black History Month and other diversity related events is available in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s newsletter.

Here are a few events that would make for great stories:

Feb. 17

The True Black History Museum traveling exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union. The display contains an extraordinary collection of rare and authentic artifacts, dating from the late 1700s to the 21st century. The collection was established to preserve the history of black people and to educate others of the many great contributions black people have made to mankind. 

Feb. 22

The National Pan-Hellenic Council will host “Brew City Stompdown 2020″ from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Varsity Theatre, 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave. The step show, which began in the mid ‘90s, showcases the rich history of the nine African American fraternities and sororities that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Tickets are $20 and are available for purchase on

Feb. 27

Veronica Moore, women’s empowerment and personal development educator, will present during Black Women Rock from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in AMU 227. The event is meant to honor and celebrate the black women of Marquette

Moore has an innate gift of helping others to see their full potential by addressing False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR) and the importance of pursuing and discovering passion and purpose. She helps women in particular identify self-limiting beliefs that have created barriers for growth and equips women with the tools to start building and rewriting a new narrative over their lives.

Feb. 29

Elmer Moore, executive director of Scale Up Milwaukee, will moderate an inspiring discussion about the collaborative efforts of small business owners as part of Black Business Hubs of Milwaukee from 10 a.m. to noon at the 707 Hub, 1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Following a brunch provided by Lisa Kaye Catering, LLC, shuttles will transport attendees to Sherman Pheonix, a business park for small businesses owned and operated by people of color; the Bronzeville Collective, a collaborative storefront featuring several small businesses next to the historical Black Holocaust Museum; and Wisconsin Curated Creations, a community-focused business with a platform for local entrepreneurs to expand their brands.

Media wishing to attend any of these events should contact Shelby Williamson in the Office of Marketing and Communication at or (414) 288-6712.

The featured image is a photo of the members of the Little Rock Nine receiving the Pere Marquette Discovery Award in 2010. The award honors those who achieve an extraordinary breakthrough that adds to human knowledge or the advancement of humanity. The Little Rock Nine became an integral part of the fight for equal opportunity in American education when they dared to challenge segregation in public schools by enrolling at all-white Central High School in 1957.

About Shelby Williamson

Shelby Williamson

Shelby is a senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Shelby at (414) 288-6712 or