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February is Black History Month


February is Black History Month. This initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of Black Americans throughout American history started in 1926.  Dr. Carter G. Woodson chose the second week of February for this celebration because it marks the birthdays of two men who influenced the lives of African Americans, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

Grand View will be observing this month with several activities:

The Grand View Bookstore will have a display of books related to Black History Month.

Wednesday, February 15th, Grand View will host our Annual Multicultural Fair.  Free food and entertainment in the Student Center.  There will also be cultural booths.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our diverse community and get connected with volunteer opportunities and possible internships.

Tuesday, February 21st, Bryant K. Smith will present during a lunch and learn seminar in the Multipurpose Room: “Chopped And Screwed: The Media’s Assault On Healthy Black Images."

On the same day, at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Bryant K. Smith will lead a multimedia lecture titled: "The Co-optation Of The Word Nig***."

Friday, February 17th at 7 p.m. in the Viking Theater, Alpha Psi Omega and Diversity Alliance will host storyteller Linda Gorham.  Her show will feature stories that are good for all ages.  Families and children are welcome.