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Lecture highlights influence of early Africans in America

Lecture highlights influence of early Africans in America

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 in America’ panel shares perspective on race, culture

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...

Exploring the controversy of Confederate monuments

Hannah Swartz, Reporter

February 6, 2017

David Trowbridge, associate professor and director of African and African American Studies at Marshall University, will give a presentation on the ongoing controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and symbols Feb. 27. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in Drinko Library Atrium and is part of the serie...

A look at a historical text through religious lens

Staff Reports

February 6, 2017

“The Emancipation Proclamation as Sacred Text,” a lecture by Joseph Tucker Edmunds, will be presented on Marshall’s campus Wednesday, Feb. 15. Edmunds is an assistant professor of religious studies and Africana studies at Indiana University’s School of Liberal Arts and a research fellow for ...

Column: Now is the time to celebrate diversity

Column: Now is the time to celebrate diversity

Jerome Gilbert, Marshall University President

February 6, 2017

The month of February is set aside each year as Black History Month. Many universities, including Marshall, use it as a time to celebrate diversity as well. A Huntington native, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, laid the groundwork for the celebration during his time in the early twentieth century by advocating...