In the second week of February 1926, historian Carter Woodson launched Negro History Week contending at the time that “if a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world.” In 1976 President Ford endorsed official U.S. recognition of what had by that time become Black History Month noting that it gave every American the opportunity “to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences presents a discussion led by Professors David Kilroy and Gary Gershman will lead a discussion about the continuing relevance of Black History Month remains in the twenty-first century. Location: Parker 202. For more information, contact David Kilroy at 954-262-8021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Black History Month: Is it still relevant in the 21st Century?”
February 3, 2014| Free