Concerned Black Students honor their family members
African American students at Wittenberg used the finale of Black History Month and the conclusion of their annual Concerned Black History Weekend, Feb. 26 through 28, to present a program titled "In Honor of Our Elders: In Appreciation of Life, Effort and Sacrifice."
More than 140 African American students celebrated their heritage with poetry readings and personal statements to their parents and family members during a Feb. 27 dinner.
"I am proud of our students for organizing and event such as this," said Janice Edwards, former director of Multicultural activity and associate dean of students.
"They wanted to honor their elders and ancestors who fought and bled and died and cried. Its a way of letting their parents know that they haven't taken their sacrifice for granted," she said. "It's also a nice way to close out Black History Month."