Fort Valley State University celebrates Black History Month

Fort Valley State University celebrates Black History Month

We talked to Idalis Forte, who is the vice president of the Student Government Association, and she not only talked about events going on, but also what Black History Month means to her.

This month, students are not only celebrating the achievements made by African Americans but, also recognizing the central role of blacks in US history.

And Woodson, who was born December 19, 1875, in nearby Buckingham County, Va., would die in this home, in his third-floor bedroom, in 1950, having traveled many roads and multiple continents along his path to changing how the world sees and values African-American history. He created in 1926, according to the NAACP, which later became Black History Month.

"By me taking this class, I'm learning about my history and my culture and it's an eye-opener", he said. "We need to know about it and continue to learn from our past".

"To me, it looks like black history is world history, in my opinion".

"This month please join me at events around the valley and take the time to celebrate longtime community leaders like Anna and the late Bob Bailey, Ruby Duncan, Senator Joe Neal, and others who are the Civil Rights heroes of Southern Nevada".

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The Framingham Public Schools are celebrating the month with activities throughout the 28 days. The afternoon includes a panel presentation, Beechnut Steel Drum performance, music, poetry, spoken word and food.

BSM 50 Fashion Show, 5 -7 p.m. on February 17, location TBD.

They hope to spark new conversations in the community.

February 23, 6 p.m.: Lewis Coray Trailblazer Award for Youth to be presented at London Police Services building, 601 Dundas St., in honour of retired London Police Sgt. Lewis Coray.

When a man moved his family hundreds of miles to Huntington in 1892 because it had a high school for black people, he likely didn't realize his own son would eventually become the "Father of Black History".

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