Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

  • Increase our efforts in recruitment, enrollment and retention of African American students from Appalachia and urban areas within our enrollment territory.
  • Create an endowment to support the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education and the programs it offers.
  • Establish an endowed professorship in interracial education responsible for creating a curriculum in interracial education that has a particular emphasis on understanding and equality among all peoples.
  • Continue to support dialogue on race and education in a bi-annual symposium. The Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education would collaborate with the Black Cultural Center, Student Life and the African and African Studies department to host the event, which will feature discussions on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in America and what the College and the community can do to dismantle white supremacy and systemic racism.
  • Endow the Civil Rights Tour, hosted by the Carter G. Woodson Center, as an educational program that explores important locations involved in the Civil Rights movement in the American South.
  • Introduce courses in Native American Studies into the Berea College curriculum to educate students about the history of indigenous people in Kentucky and throughout Appalachia.
  • Continue to support educational initiatives through the office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In one such initiative, the College will explore ways to formally recognize, celebrate and educate Bereans about the Juneteenth commemoration.