Tag: Black History Month

Snapshot: Panel discusses African Americans, sports

Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view. Black History Month events continued Feb. 16 at UW-Green Bay with a panel discussion on African Americans and sports. Among those taking part in the event were, above, from left, Green Bay Press-Gazette sports reporter Kareem Copeland, Phoenix basketball player Josh Humphrey, current Green Bay Packers administrative staff member […]

Slideshow: Freedom Rider delivers evocative address to capacity crowd

Freedom Rider Hank Thomas wowed a large crowd Wednesday evening (Feb. 15), delivering an evocative address that offered reflections on his own story, as well as thoughts on the present and future state of race relations in this country. Just 19 years old when he first boarded an integrated bus headed for the Deep South, […]

Reminder: Panel on African Americans and sports, 5 p.m. today

Black History Month events continue today (Thursday), with a panel discussion on African Americans and sports. The event will feature current and former athletes, administrators and members of the news media offering their views and taking questions. The discussion runs from 5-7 p.m. in the Union’s Christie Theatre. For a full list of Black History […]

Freedom Rider Thomas delivers message of challenge, hope

Hank Thomas, one of the original Civil Rights-era Freedom Riders, spoke to a capacity crowd Feb. 15 at UW-Green Bay. Thomas’ address, part of UW-Green Bay’s long-running Historical Perspectives Lecture Series, also served as the keynote event for Black History Month at the University.

Reminder: Freedom Rider Thomas speaks at 5 p.m. today

Just a friendly reminder that Hank Thomas, one of the original Civil Rights-era Freedom Riders, will be speaking at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Phoenix Room. The event, part of UW-Green Bay’s Black History Month lineup, will feature Thomas’ personal reflections and excerpts from a Freedom Riders documentary. Thomas, 70, was just 19 years […]

Freedom Rider Thomas speaks Wednesday; special Q & A for faculty, staff

A friendly reminder that Freedom Rider Hank Thomas will be part of a special Black History Month event, slated for Wednesday, that will feature Thomas’ reflections and excerpts from a Freedom Riders documentary. That event is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. in the Phoenix Room. We also wanted to share a special event exclusively for UW-Green […]

New details on Freedom Rider Hank Thomas, and Wednesday’s visit


Here’s an update on the visit to campus Wednesday (Feb. 15) by Hank Thomas, one of the original Freedom Riders. Thomas will speak about the 1961 rides and his broader experiences in the Civil Rights Movement. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a brief screening of portions of the PBS documentary Freedom Riders, […]

Busy week for Black History Month events


Also in store for the week of Feb. 13-17 at UW-Green Bay: • Lecture: “Crossing Bok Chitto: A Story of Love and Freedom Across Cultures:” 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, Alumni Room, University Union. Lisa Poupart, associate professor of Humanistic Studies and chair of First Nations Studies, speaks about a time when Native Americans and […]

Editorial highlights Black History Month, UW-Green Bay events

Thursday’s (Feb. 9) Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial focuses on Black History Month, highlighting some of the fun, meaningful and educational events taking place locally to celebrate. Several UW-Green Bay events are mentioned, including next week’s documentary and discussion featuring Hank Thomas, an original Freedom Rider. “If you’ve never attended a community event celebrating Black History […]