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The Seattle Colleges is celebrating Black History Month with a District-wide Black History Month Program, Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The Event
▫   At 11:00 am: Program will begin with "Lift Every Voice and Sing" – often referred to as the Black National Anthem in the United States – a hymn written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938).
▫   Black History Monologue
▫   At 11:15 am: Keynote lecture by our beloved Dr. Dan Johnson from South Seattle College: Putting History Back into Black History Month.

     Through discussions of current events, financial literacy forums, talent shows, dances, and ethic food fest, Black History Month forums have taken many forms over the years. These excellent and well-organized events are important however often fail to address Carter G. Woodson's initial purpose for the establishment of the initial "Negro History Week."
     This presentation will provide historical content emphasizing the important contributions of African Americans throughout history while dispelling the countervailing perspective that contributions of African Americans to society were minimal. With an emphasis on material not included in the educational curriculum, this presentation is intended to provide the impetus for attendees to delve deeper into this rich African American History.

▫   At 12:20 pm: A few words by our Chancellor and College Presidents or representative.
▫   Space to honor and recognize a few of our resilient black community members district-wide.  Faculty, Staff and Students both present and never forgotten from our beloved Seattle Colleges community.
▫   Black History Month resources and educational material provided by our beloved librarians Zola Mumford and Sharon Spence-Wilcox.
▫   Closing with fellowship, community, laughter and music! We hope you can join us!