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Black History Month feature: Katherine Johnson

Black History Month feature: Katherine Johnson

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

“Black women working for NASA in the ‘60s? How am I just now hearing about this?” That was my initial reaction when the movie “Hidden Figures” first hit theaters. I remember feeling both fascinated and disappointed, realizing I had gone so many years without knowing this piece of history...

Black History Month feature: Dorothy Height

Black History Month feature: Dorothy Height

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2020

Dorothy Height was an activist and administrator throughout the 20th century who started many institutions that pushed for both the rights of black Americans and of women in America. Born in Richmond, Va. on March 24, 1912, Height grew up primarily in Pennsylvania, where she attended high school. There...

Black History Month feature: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, a nation-wide celebration that spans the month of February, The Lion’s Roar will feature a series of articles written by our staff that reflect on the accomplishments of three individuals who have greatly impacted African-American history. After facing prejudice, discrimi...

A celebration of identity and African-American history

The Sons of Promise and Daughters of Destiny Mentorship Program hosted a celebratory event featuring an essay contest and speakers. The event promoted self-actualization, self-identity and taking control of one's destiny.

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019

To honor, celebrate and encourage community members and middle school, high school and college students, the Sons of Promise and Daughters of Destiny Mentorship Program hosted the “African American History Celebration." The event was held on Feb. 23 from 9-11 a.m. in the Cate Teacher Education Center,...

Lectures devoted to Black History Month

Chad Duffaut, a graduate student, addresses inclusion in sports with

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019

The Department of History and Political Science is hosting lectures on African philosophy, racial inequality in golf and Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse, as part of the 2019 Spring History and Politics Lecture Series for Black History Month. Samantha Cavell and Peter Gratton, assistant professors of...

Peace, civility and amnesia

Peace, civility and amnesia

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 19, 2019

Everyone loves a rebel, so long as it is convenient that is. As we celebrate Black History Month and remember Martin Luther King Jr. and civil disobedience, it appears many people forget how the movement brought us here. We may know the outcome, from middle school social studies and, well, the fact t...

Lecturer takes on inclusion in golf

Chad Duffaut, a graduate student, addresses inclusion in sports with

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, Chad Duffaut aimed to not only educate students on the discrimination against African-Americans in golf today but also recognize the strength and resilience of those pushing to be included in the sport. Duffaut presented "Obstruction: African American Golfers...

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