Black History Month Recap

Meaningful fellowship and networking. Thoughtful and frank discussion. Food that’s good for the soul. These were just a few hallmarks of #EKU’s Black History Month events, which were organized by seven EKU diversity-focused offices and drew hundreds of students together to celebrate and honor African American history, culture and achievement.

Throughout the month of February, students were invited to interact with a panel of successful black professionals from many different fields; read excerpts from the literary works of their favorite black authors; discuss the Civil Rights Movement over potluck-style meals and much more. Among this year's events was the first-ever Black History Institute at EKU, a day-long event that brought speakers, presentations and workshops to campus.

About 700 students participated in the events, which were organized by EKU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs; Freshman Academy; Upperclass Academy; Diverse Retention; Latino Recruitment and Outreach; Department of Languages, Cultures and Humanities; and the African/African American Studies Department. Photos by campus photographer Amanda J. Cain and student photographers Carsen Bryant & Julia Hickey.  

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Published on March 01, 2019

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