Students kick off Black History Month with flag raising ceremony

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A series of events in February will show Black History and the important contributions of people throughout history, an A-State official said Thursday. Originally billed as "Negro History Week", Black History Month began in the U.S. in 1926, created by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History along with historian Carter G. Woodson.

The UM Gospel Choir performs furing the university's Black History Month opening ceremony February 1 in Fulton Chapel.

To that end, the celebration got off to an early, historic start with the staging of playwright Jason Rip's play, Flowers and Thorns, at Wolf Performance Hall Jan. 26 that told the story of six Black Canadian women who've had an impact.

Dina Titus of Nevada's First Congressional District released the following statement to commemorate National African American History Month. The display includes posters, photos, books and artwork that depict the African American experience.

This week eventually became Black History Month. As a result, her tweet in support of Black History Month was meaningless.

"If you listen attentively over the next several days, you will hear all kinds of stuff about black history and very little about Woodson", Morris said.

"I was raised in Ottawa and I don't ever remember reading about even one person of African descent in Canada in my school textbooks", said Cadogan. "We are geared to making our community understand that (the celebration of Black History Month) begins with Woodson".

The school's fourth annual Black History Month Assembly included historical reenactments of chapters from the civil rights movement, like the Little Rock Nine - nine black students who were the first to attend classes at the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., during the height of segregation.