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SRU To Hold Several Events Marking Black History Month

SRU To Hold Several Events Marking Black History Month

He would go on to become the second ever African American to receive a doctorate degree from Harvard and become one of the first scholars to focus on the study of African-American history by writing a dozen books covering the subject. Here are ways those interested can learn about black history during February.

Google said the Doodle was designed by Virginia-based illustrator Shannon Wright and developed in collaboration with the Black Googlers Network.

"In order to move forward, we must look back and understand the historical legacy of our African-Americans struggle", said Africana studies professor Cedric Hackett.

Young emphasized the importance of NC State students coming out to the events held in honor of Black History Month. "We're doing ourselves a disservice by not engaging in other cultures and learning about them especially when we're expecting people of those identities and of those cultures to educate us completely".

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One by one, students can walk through Oscar Richie Hall, and see Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Billie Holiday, names most commonly referenced to during the Civil Rights Movement.

On Feb. 6, the A&M chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host a trivia night in Rudder 402 at 7 p.m.

Get out of the house this winter and join us as we celebrate Black History Month in Prince William County at many of your local historic sites! His ultimate goal was to educate school children on black history. "I think it's very Eurocentric in most general history courses and I think there's a lot of lack of knowledge about, like, African-American culture and history and important figures beyond the most obvious ones".

Woodson, referred to as the "Father of Black History," was born to former slaves Anne Eliza and James Henry Woodson in 1875 in New Canton, Va. These events include the kickoff on Thursday in Talley Student Union and the keynote speaker on February 27. For more information, contact the Society at 415-292-6172.


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