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Black Resource Guide

Resource guide celebrating Black history and the cultural, political, and creative contributions of Black Americans.

Black History Month 2023

This February, Pratt is celebrating Black History Month with numerous programs. 
  • From Wednesday, February 1 to Wednesday, February 8, the Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) will host a social media campaign titled “My Skin, My Logo.” This campaign will highlight our Black community members responding to the question: “What does being Black mean to you?”. Select videos will be featured on the CEI social media account (@prattcei). Submissions are open to all students, faculty, and staff. Click here for further instructions on submitting a video and/or picking a time slot to be recorded.
  • On Thursday, February 9, the CEI will host a Pratt Community Dialogue: Am I Black Enough?, from 12:00PM to 1:00PM ET, Main Building, 004. Join a community discussion to discuss racial essentialism and its impact on members of the Black community. To RSVP, click here. 
  • On Friday, February 24, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host the inaugural Pratt Institute Anti-Racism Symposium in the Student Union from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET. The Anti-Racism Symposium is a daylong conference advancing dialogues on anti-racism while uplifting school and departmental art and design leaders. To register, click here 
  • Please stop by the Student Union throughout the month to view the Black History Month Art Show featuring pieces by current Pratt students. 
These events are sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Center for Equity and Inclusion, Pratt Institute Libraries, the Counseling Center and the Student Union. For questions or accommodations, please contact

Black History Month @ the Library

This year, the library has curated seven book displays for Black History Month: Collection Highlights from Pratt Manhattan, Brooklyn Children's Books, Brooklyn Graphic Novels & Comics, and four themed displays from the Brooklyn stacks.

The Brooklyn book displays will be themed by week:

Week 1: History & Resistance

Week 2: Health & Wellness (cosponsored by the Counseling Center)

Week 3: Futures

Week 4: Art & Culture

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