From a panel discussion about today’s need for a Civil Rights Movement to a Black Quiz Bowl, a special art exhibit and a series of guest lectures, Concerned Black Students (CBS) provided a range of activities to celebrate Black History Month in February.
As part of the celebration, CBS sponsored its Alumni Weekend, Feb. 17-19, with this year’s Black Knowledge Conference titled “Balancing Your Life to Achieve Your Goals.” The lineup of alumni speakers at the event included Deborah Braxton ’74, Michael Carter ’82 and Shakeera Abdullah ’99. The student organization also sponsored “The Body Image Project: Beauty as a Relative Concept,” an exhibit and lecture by artist Larry Kirkwood, Feb. 13-15.
The month concluded with a presentation of the hour-long “choreopoem,” One Race, One People, One Peace. The campus was also awash in the colors of unity, which include the red, black and green of the Black Liberation Flag, throughout February.