Black History Month Reflection

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Black History Month highlights the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans throughout history.

The Multicultural Student Center reflected that goal. In a Feb. 16 event called Past and Present Heroes, MSC honored African Americans from the 1800s to present day. It was a timeline that attendees walked through, with posters displayed on the walls and videos about historic African American figures.

The more popular people, like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Harriet Tubman, were included. There were also less well-known people that contributed to American society.

“What’s interesting is that when you go to school, what’s mandatory is American history, but if I want to learn about my own history, it’s an elective,” said Jalysa Wilson,
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