UCO celebrates Black history through month of events

African-American U.S. Army nurses arrive in Europe in 1944

African-American U.S. Army nurses arrive in Europe in 1944. Bettmann Getty Images

Some of these events do focus on black and African culture, but Director of Multicultural Affairs Laura Terry emphasized there will be a variety of cultures represented in this month's activities. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and honors the roles that black Americans played in warfare, from the Revolutionary War to present day.

Join the San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society for a series of events to celebrate Black History Month.

On Feb. 9, The Visionairi Foundation and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Sam M. Walton College of Business will host the award-winning Black History 101 Mobile Museum on the campus of the University of Arkansas.

The UWM Union Cinema, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.is hosting several films in observance of Black History Month. The Act also spanned over ceasing racism and to ban the exclusion of African-Americans in schools, at places of employment, retail stores, recreational facilities, and rental institutions. Black Wall Street is an organization that strives "to establish a community amongst young black collegians within Mays Business School".

Woodson is now considered the "Father of Black History" because of those efforts, as well as the lengths he went at the time to correct misrepresentations of black people to predominantly white scholars.

President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history". NAACP was formed on February 12, 1909, the centennial anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

At 3:30 p.m. on February 21, the Michigan City Human Rights Commission will host the Black History Month Contest Award Ceremony at City Hall.

Weigel Broadcasting's independent WCIU Chicago (DMA 3) and Chicago hip-hop artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith are again collaborating for Black History Month with a special broadcast, Black History: The Movement.

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