February is recognized as Black History Month and St. Catharine College will host several events on campus to honor the contributions African-Americans have made to America.
"The celebration commemorates the significant events and achievements of the African-American population of the United States," said Yvonne McNary, a member of SCC's Campus Culture Committee. "This tradition marked its beginning officially in 1976. It celebrates all of the historic events from 1915, wherein the 13th amendment of the American constitution abolished slavery in the United States of America. Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded the Negro History Week to focus people's attention and bring to their notice the role and contribution of African Americans in the American history. Dr. Woodson, an African American who completed his Ph.D. from Harvard University, became the voice of African-Americans who were wrongly represented and mistreated. He founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, which is now known as the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History."
The kick-off event takes place Monday February 6, at 12:30 p.m. in Pettus Auditorium. The public is invited to enjoy historical speeches and music presented by students, faculty and staff. A different event will take place each Monday in February.
Feb. 6 at 12:30 p.m. Pettus Auditorium - Black History Month Kick-Off
Feb.13 at 12:30 p.m. Pettus Auditorium - Freedom Movement of the 60's
Feb.20 at 12:30 p.m. Pettus Auditorium - Presidents' Day Celebration
Feb.27 at 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Building, Room 113 - Movie: Black Power Mixtape