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Campus Ready to Celebrate


Submitted on January 31, 2019

February is Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in the U.S. Georgetown College joins in a celebration of the annual observance remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

The celebration of Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

The Ambassadors of Diversity, the Office of Faith and Service, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are excited to be sponsoring a series of meaningful and educational activities for members of the campus community.

Here is the schedule of planned events:

Feb. 4
Soul Food Night (dinner)
Montgomery Cafeteria
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Feb. 6
Movie Night
Showing “The Hate You Give”
Ward Room, LRC
8:00 p.m.

Feb. 8
Dashiki* Friday (and every Friday in February)

Feb. 12
Chapel Service
Speaker: Rev. Allen Evans
Senior Pastor, St. James Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville
John L. Hill Chapel
11:00 a.m.

Movie Night
Showing “Black Klansman”
Ward Room, LRC
8:00 p.m.

Feb. 14
African American Poetry Night
Featuring Devine Carama
Student Lounge, Cralle Student Center
7:00 p.m.

Feb. 18
Soul Food Night (dinner)
Montgomery Cafeteria
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 22
Black History Month
Celebration Party
Bush Recreation Center
9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Feb. 26
Chapel Service
Speaker: Rev. Richard Hughes
Seminary Student, Wake Forest University
John L. Hill Chapel
11:00 a.m.

* The dashiki is a colorful West African garment for women and men. It covers the top half of the body.


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