During the month of February, the Black History Month Steering Committee leads the main campus, Elon Law, our graduate and professional schools in a series of premier events that celebrate and bring heightened awareness and understandings to African, African-American and African diasporic cultures.
In the month preceding and following the February series, the Black History Month Steering Committee will feature an event that reminds the campus community that the Black experience neither begins nor ends in February (please visit the Events calendar to learn more). Through these events, students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors can experience Black History from new perspectives and gain an understanding that Black History is Everyone’s History.
Black History is more than a recognition of past icons in Black Culture: it is an ongoing celebration of all achievements and positive contributions to society. It is also a recognition of the long and painful Black experience in America and the triumphs that Blacks have overcome. Black History Month at Elon is a way of celebrating the achievements and legacy of Blacks at Elon University and the cultures from which they come.
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Omolayo Ojo is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April.
Glenda Phillips Hightower visited the university on Thursday and spent part of her day talking with current students about her struggles and triumphs in 1963 as Elon's first full-time African-American student.
Elon University’s Black History Month Steering Committee is recognizing physical plant workers, program assistants, and faculty & administrative staff members in a series of College Coffee presentations throughout February.
The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program led participants in a session titled "Whose Intercultural Learning? Study Abroad, Research and Scholarship: Creating Opportunities for Faculty, Staff and Students."
The essay, "Wye Diversity Matters," is part of a collection from 18 of the more than 1,000 participants who attended the faculty seminars since 1983.