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Black history month essay winners announced

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

February 29, 2020

Marshall University’s Carter G. Woodson Lyceum congratulated five high schoolers during the 2020 Carter G. Woodson Essay Competition, in which Cabell County students wrote essays regarding the 2020 Black History Month Theme, “African Americans and the Vote.” “This is a program where we’re...

Trolley tour explores African American history

Trolley tour explores African American history

Ralph May, Reporter

February 25, 2020

Important sites of Huntington’s African American history, as well as the guide’s upbringing and life, were explored by trolley passengers on Wednesday. Dr. C. C. Barnet created a hospital on Seventh Avenue to not only accept African American’s, but to train the new generation of black nurses,...

Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum’s 2020 poster contest underway

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

October 8, 2019

To promote Black History Month, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum’s 2020 poster competition is now open to students from all ages and majors to help students learn more about black history while being creative, according to a Marshall University professor.  “We’re looking for ways to promote the study of b...

Lecture highlights influence of early Africans in America

Cassandra Newby-Alexander, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, professor of history and director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies at Norfolk State University, addresses the crowd during her Carter G. Woodson Lecture Thursday in Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center.

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019

Africans and people of African descent have shaped American culture in several ways over the last 400 years, an author and history professor said Thursday in Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center. “Beginning in 1619, with the arrival of the quote ‘20 and odd negroes’ aboard the Engli...

Marshall, Huntington communities recognize start of Black History Month

Sarah Ingram, News Editor

February 4, 2019

Black History Month is officially underway after Burnis Morris, Janet Dooley, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and more spoke at the Black History month kick off event Thursday, Jan. 31. The event featured multiple speakers discussing one of the fathers of black history, Carter G. Woodson, as well as...

MU Rep Your Roots Day

Christian Davis, Reporter

March 1, 2017

Marshall University’s Student Affairs Office sponsored “Rep Your Roots Day” Tuesday, a day dedicated to wearing a dashiki to unite students, faculty and staff from all demographics for the last event of Black History Month. For the month of February, Marshall has hosted several events in celebration...

“Against All Odds” addresses society’s labels

Ryan Murphy, Reporter

February 23, 2017

Marshall University students were encouraged to take control of their lives and overcome society’s labels Tuesday during “Against All Odds,” a Black History Month event hosted by Black United Students. Brandi Jacobs-Jones, senior vice president of operations at Marshall, was the guest speaker...

Students get down with poetry and music at Black Koffee

Matthew Groves, Reporter

February 20, 2017

Poetry and music were brought to life Feb. 17 at Marshall University’s Black Koffee Slam Poetry event. Black Koffee is an event typically hosted every semester, where students have the ability to share original poetry and music with the rest of the university. The particular theme of this Black...

Freda Payne pays tribute to legendary performer

Alexia Lilly, Reporter

February 11, 2017

Vocalist and actress Freda Payne performed at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Friday as a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The performance served as a remembrance for Fitzgerald’s achievements and legacy. Fitzgerald would have been 100 years old in 2017. The performance was part of Payne’s...

‘Black in America’ panel shares perspective on race, culture

Black United Students President Alexis Tyson and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Matt James host the 'Black in America' panel discussion Thursday night in the Memorial Student Center.

Austin Creel, Reporter

February 11, 2017

The ‘Black in America’ panel provided nearly two hours of discussion and dissemination on issues facing America’s black community Thursday. The collection of five African-American panelists tackled subjects such as stereotypes, racism, appropriation and Black Lives Matter in the Memorial Student...

‘Color-ism’ encourages attendees to step outside the box

Ryan Murphy, Reporter

February 11, 2017

Marshall University students on Thursday, with the help of speaker Nigel Wallace, took a look at the concept of color-ism in the United States. “If we don’t want to address the elephant in the room, how do we ensure the elephant gets out of the room,” Wallace said. Leadership in the 21st...

Community leader presented first Carter G. Woodson Lyceum award

Community leader presented first Carter G. Woodson Lyceum award

Christian Davis, Reporter

February 8, 2017

Former Ashland Oil Inc. Foundation President Charles Whitehead was joined by students and staff members in the Drinko Library to answer questions about his days helping the community. Whitehead helped in fundraising for the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Statue by supporting the Woodson Memorial Fo...