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Black History Month

Cultural Conversation Hour investigates importance of griots and oral history to black America

Feb 20, 2016 - Comments: 0
Griots were storytellers in charge of remembering and passing on the histories and traditions of their tribe. (photo/Wikipedia)

What’s your story? How much of your family’s history do you know?  Who is the storyteller in your family?

As part of Black History Month this year, the Office of Multicultural Development sought to discuss these questions in the context of black America; more specifically, the relevance of oral history to the story of black Americans.

Civil rights and social justice, Black History Month conversation sparks exchange of perspectives

Feb 21, 2015 - Comments: 0
MLK contest first place graduate winner Dania Lofton reads her essay during the event. (Northern Review photo/Khadijah Bagais).

As part of Black History Month, the Office of Multicultural Development discussed the topic of civil rights, police brutality, and social justice as part of their monthly Cultural Conversation Hour. Students who participated in the MLK essay contest, and five ONU professors from varying backgrounds, contributed to the conversation.

BSU has big plans for Black History Month this year

Feb 04, 2015 - Comments: 0
(graphic/wsbtv.com)

ONU's Black Student Union is planning to make some interesting changes to the usual Black History Month events. Along with the Office of Multicultural Development, festivals, dinners, movies, and more will be put on each week during the month of February.

Filmmaker Ya'Ke Smith to speak on filmworks, black culture and honest reflections

Feb 19, 2014

As part of Black History Month, the Office of Multicultural Development is hosting Mr. Ya'Ke Smith, an award-winning and renowned filmmaker. He will be speaking on the topic of "Art Reflecting Life, Life Reflecting Art: Cinema as a Social Tool" in the McIntosh Activities room on Thursday Feb. 20 from 7-9:30 p.m.

Smith will be discussing his work as a filmmaker, and his attempts at debunking negative stereotypes and exposing truths. 

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