Published: Sat, February 03, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Local organization kicks off Black History Month with art display

Local organization kicks off Black History Month with art display

With this rich history at Fort Valley, they are planning many events to celebrate Black History Month.

We have long agonized over Black History Month.

Last Saturday, London native and tap dancing star Joey Hollingsworth, one of the first black men to ever to appear on Canadian television, received the first-ever lifetime achievement award from the Ontario Black History Society.

The UM Gospel Choir performs furing the university's Black History Month opening ceremony February 1 in Fulton Chapel. Woodson earn a masters degree from the University of Chicago and become the second African-American ever to receive a doctorate from Harvard.

Through remembrance and celebration, Green said events like the kick off, culture show and more provide an inclusive environment for all students despite the history of separation between races, genders and sexuality.

Having worked as Douglass High School's principal for a few years after graduation, Woodson continued his education in the late 1890s and earned a degree from Berea College in 1903, as well as both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Chicago in 1908. The month serves as high time to consider the history of the Black Panther Party, from its roots as a self-defense group, to the role J. Edgar Hoover and the Federal Bureau of Investigation played in killing Fred Hampton and disbanding the Party.

"She (Degruy) will be doing a more in-depth conversation on the facts and the research of post traumatic slave syndrome and how it affects African American Communities", Brooks said. Later, in 1976, President Gerald Ford would officially recognize Black History Month during the United States' bicentennial anniversary. "That's how I've always seen it", Davis said.

"This month please join me at events around the valley and take the time to celebrate longtime community leaders like Anna and the late Bob Bailey, Ruby Duncan, Senator Joe Neal, and others who are the Civil Rights heroes of Southern Nevada". Evette Allen, who serves as A-State Multicultural Center Director, said students will learn a lot of things from this month's events.

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