Throughout the year the Center prides itself on sponsoring programming that celebrates African American heritage and history. For the entire month of February, which has been nationally designated Black History Month, the Center works especially hard to celebrate African American legacy and culture through various lectures, workshops, exhibits, and artistic symposiums. The Black History Month Opening Ceremonies/Gospel Cabaret is one the Center’s signature programs and, as a result, is well attended. On this day, members of our campus community are invited to the Student Union Ballroom for a spirit-filled evening of gospel music, featuring UCONN’s Voices of Freedom Gospel Choir and other special guests. Past guests have included, Mary Mary, Kurt Carr & the Kurt Carr Singers, Youthful Praise, and many more.