Students celebrate black heritage and pride, during Black History Month.
February 22, 2018 | Jose Centeno
February is Black History Month, and many student organizations at the University of West Florida will be hosting events to give recognition.
“[This] month means we are promoting awareness for some of those people who have actually put forth effort to making a difference in our history from the perspective of the history of African-Americans, from the 1800's up to now,” said Rosheen Blackmon, vice president of the UWF W.E.B. du Bois Honor Society.
The UWF W.E.B. du Bois Honor Society is hosting their Third Annual Black History Month Showcase during W.E.B. du Bois Week. This event welcomes a show of dance, art, music, history, and free food. Two speakers will be presented at the Showcase, a W.E.B. du Bois enthusiast and NAACP local Chapter President, will be speaking at the showcase on the historical background of black history.
The W.E.B. du Bois Honor Society was established in 1991 to continue the legacy of Dr. William Edward Burghardt. A chapter at the University of West Florida in 2005 was created Dr. Karen Lofland and a local member. The Chapter’s purpose is to support the self-awareness of its members, to promote equal opportunities among all peoples, and to emphasize the scholastic advancement of African-American students.
“Black History Month means rejoicing and celebrating African-Americans who have helped establish change in our country. The month is not only about the bad times, but also the good times,” said Racine Frank, president of the W.E.B. du Bois Honor Society. “Black History Month is one of many months that needs to be continually recognized in order to unify all the people in this world.”
Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to come out to the 3rd Annual Black History Month Showcase in the University Commons Auditorium, Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. Food will be available at the event.
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The African-American Student Association is hosting AASA Week from February 19-25, 2018. The week will celebrate Black History Month through a variety of activities including roller skating, movies, performances, and a business expo.
"Black History Month means highlighting the achievements that African-Americans have made, not just for blacks, but for people of all differences", said Eric Martin, AASA president.
To keep updated with upcoming events and happenings, follow AASA on social media:
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