Grand View Observes Black History Month
February is Black History Month. This initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of Black people 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 Black Americans, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Grand View will be observing this month with several activities:
• Wednesday, February 20th, 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.
• Screening of the documentary “Searching for Buxton” and Q & A with the filmmaker, Jason Madison. Date and Time: TBA
• Monday February 25, 2013, Black History Before & Beyond The Dream: A Multimedia Experience by Bryant K. Smith in the Student Center Multipurpose Room at Noon.