MELANIN MOSAIC: THE BLACK REBIRTH
*The Black Legacy Month 2024 Logo for "Melanin Mosaic" was designed by students, Tiana Davis '25 and Cameron Maddox '24 *
Black Legacy Month (BLM) is a time in which the entire Dartmouth community comes together to celebrate and recognize the triumphs, struggles, and excellence of Blackness at Dartmouth. This year, BLM 2024 focuses on the empowerment and uplifting of the Black community through the lenses of Black creatives.
This year's theme is Melanin Mosaic: The Black Rebirth where we seek to highlight the past, present, and future of the Black Arts Movement through music, literature, visual and performing arts. Many Black artists and musicians within the Black Arts Movement delved into the African roots of fashion, film, poetry, photography, dance, and music genres. Despite the appropriation of historical Black art forms, this month brings us together to celebrate the authenticity, creativity, and resilience of Black artists, recognizing the integral role that art played in shaping African American identity and culture.