‘AND STILL WE RISE’: STUDENT PERSPECTIVES ON BLACK HISTORY

Kyla Saunders and Owusu Takyi in the International Civil Rights Center in downtown Greensboro

Next week, UNC Greensboro students and faculty will host and make presentations at CACE, the annual Conference in African American and African Cultures and Experiences, a two-day series of virtual panels, roundtables, interviews, and poetry that explores how African-descended peoples have renamed public histories, reshaped politics and academia, reimagined social justice, and redefined equitable health care. The conference theme is “And Still We Rise: Black Spacemaking, Place, and Community.”

According to Dr. Noelle Morrissette, program director for African American and African Diaspora Studies, the students help create an opportunity to reflect on the institutional transformations of UNC Greensboro over time.

“They are engaged in creative and scholarly expressions of a living history of social justice, and they recognize that the history of Black Studies (AADS) at the University is an important part of this conversation,” said Morrissette.

Several undergraduate students who advance the AADS program as interns or ambassadors shared their thoughts about Black History Month and the UNCG environment, and also  inspiring words for Black students.


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