In its February sessions, the Kentucky House of Representatives takes time during Black History Month to recognize groups or individuals who have made a positive impact on the African American community. R. Travis Brenda, the Kentucky representative for District 71 and a Berea College alumnus, recognized Berea from the House floor for the College’s many historic efforts for racial equality. Continue reading Berea Recognized in Kentucky House of Representatives →
Preeminent scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson has been dubbed “the father of Black history” and is known for earning degrees at the University of Chicago and Harvard, but less well known is how living in Appalachia and attending Berea College informed his towering intellect and tireless work ethic. Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine writer LaMont Jones Jr. visited Berea’s campus to learn more about this alumnus who changed the way America views Black history. Hear from Alicestyne Turley, Berea’s director of the Carter G. Woodson Center, about how Woodson’s Appalachian roots and time at Berea impacted his life and how Berea College is keeping Woodson’s legacy alive today. Read the full article here. Alternatively, you may view the print version of the article here (PDF).
A recent article published by the Birmingham Times as part of Black History Month listed 39 notable African American National Historic Landmarks by states in the Southeast region of the United States. The three Kentucky sites all have ties to Berea College. Continue reading Three African American National Historic Landmarks Tied to Berea College →
Dr. Paula Giddings, critically acclaimed author and professor at Smith College will present, “Ida B. Wells and the Beginning of the Modern Civil Rights Movement” during a Carter G. Woodson Memorial convocation on February 16 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel at Berea College. Continue reading Acclaimed Author Dr. Paula Giddings Highlights Black History Month at Berea College →
“Black history is American history. We don’t need a month; it should be celebrated all the time” stated Adanma Onyedike Barton, director of Berea’s version of the play The Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World. This play is rarely performed due to its particular focus on African American stereotypes. This year Berea College held a variety of activities and programs in celebration of Black History Month such as an Intercultural/Interracial Community Dialogue Dinner which is designed to bring members of the campus community together to discuss race and other experiences relating to diversity. Continue reading Theatrics Celebrate Black History Month →