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Paint It Black

The tradition of Paint It Black began in November of 2018 when the Drake community gathered on Painted Street to cover student organizations’ squares with black paint. This act was meant to symbolize Drake University’s solidarity with students of color on campus. Every year since then, the Coalition of Black Students hosts Paint It Black during Relays week to take a stand against racism and as a way to reinforce our committment to supporting and protecting students of color.

Monday, April 24, 2023 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Painted Street
Des Moines, IA 50311


Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students



Drake Relays


Contact Name

Coalition of Black Students

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