Black History Month Timeline Project goes up at the McKenna Student Center
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Nell was an activist and historian during the 19th century who worked to end segregation in Boston’s public education system – and he is among the influential figures featured in a Black History Month Timeline Project at Lesley this February.
Presented by the Multicultural Club at Lesley University, the project is a way to create awareness on campus that February is Black History Month, according to Amy Coole, President of the Multicultural Club.
“It’s a simple and easy way to create awareness,” said Coole, who is between her sophomore and junior year and is majoring in counseling. “Maybe people will learn a quick fact about a person they may not have known before.”
Throughout the month, members of the Multicultural Club have been posting photos and brief biographies on the Student Center wall depicting figures important to African American history, such as Phillis Wheatley, Ida B. Wells, Malcolm X, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Eli Whitney.
The annual project is among a line-up of events and activities organized by the Multicultural Club, which aims to educate and raise awareness of the rich and diverse cultures within the Lesley community.
Last semester, the club hosted an India night to celebrate Indian food and culture, and raised awareness about an organization that focuses on children and schools in India.
Next week, the Multicultural Club is among the campus groups presenting the Langston Hughes Project, which will be a multimedia concert performance on Tuesday, February 19, at 6 p.m. in Marran Theater.
See more photos of the timeline project.
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