With a German-American get together, the U.S. Consulate celebrated Black History Month on Friday. It was an evening of discussion, culture, music, and soul food. Professors Dr. Steven Bloom and Dr. Jason Johnson spoke to the audience about the influence of the African American community in the U.S. elections and the evolution of self-identifying terms for black Americans. Artist Brent Jones had his work on display for those in attendance to see another glimpse into African culture through the visual arts. Following the lectures the blues band City Tour preformed several numbers for the crowd. Among the audience were numerous interested high school students as well as Fluxus artist Benjamin Patterson.