Lowery column, talk kick off Black History Month

Today (Feb. 1) marks the start of Black History Month, a 29-day stretch during which UW-Green Bay has planned more than a dozen activities, reflections and celebrations. UW-Green Bay Prof. J. Vincent Lowery, Humanistic Studies (History), will kick things off this afternoon, delivering an address titled, “What Should Black History Month Mean to Us?” at 3 p.m. (Wednesday, Feb. 1) in Phoenix Room B of the University Union.

Lowery offers some thoughts on the same topic for an Opinion Page column in today’s Green Bay Press-Gazette, noting that “African-American history is part of everyone’s history, not merely the story of one group …” and inviting the Green Bay community to take part in campus Black History Month activities. Read Lowery’s column.

Freedom Rider visit will be a highlight
Prof. Vince Lowery’s column in today’s Press-Gazette shares the story of Freedom Rider Hank Thomas, who will speak at UW-Green Bay on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in one of Black History Month’s featured events.

For a full list of Black History Month activities, see our news release.

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