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Indiana State University kicks off Black History month

July 20 2018, 06:56 | Irvin Gilbert

MU honors Carter G. Woodson for Black History Month

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In a political and cultural time like this, Black History Month is the ideal reason to reevaluate the history of the nation, and look at it through the lens of those who gave, at times, everything just for the nation to live up to its lofty assertion that all are created equal.

The UM Gospel Choir performs furing the university's Black History Month opening ceremony February 1 in Fulton Chapel.

It was an important celebration for many.

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Calling the month a "milestone", Mayor Jane Williams-Warren, "the girl from Alabama Avenue Projects", said in recognizing the contributions of the community that in Paterson "we don't just celebrate black history in February, we celebrate it 365 days a year".

Woodson strongly believed that education was key to eliminating racism.

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The university is also celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass and has several lectures and events throughout the month.

"When you consider today's situation, you see all kinds of ads on television about ancestry and family history", Morris said, noting Woodson's endeavor was a massive undertaking.

Their voices have been heard in Canada since the early 1600s, voices that are heard to this day.

The Kings Foundation Dream All-Star Awards - the team's annual Black History Month honors - salute local community leaders, nominated by their colleagues and peers, for their achievements, accomplishments and efforts to make positive impacts throughout the Sacramento region.

LPS teacher Paula Bowen said she created the class to give students a sense of direction and clarity on the beginning of black history. This is the first time LPS has had a black history class. 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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