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Officially recognized in 1976 by President Gerald R. Ford, Black History Month has since been a time to reflect and celebrate the significant roles played by African Americans in U.S. History. SDSU Africana Studies professor, Charles Toombs, sees the month of February as not only a time for reflection but as a call to action for continued education in cultural literacy. “This month is a time to discuss what we know about Africana people and learn about what we do not know as a way to pay attention to the many people and voices that are America,” Toombs said. “African Americans have made and are continuing to make to this country physically, morally, culturally and economically important, complex, and meaningful.”SDSU’s Association of Africana Studies Majors and Minors will be sponsoring several events this month. “Our working theme is ‘A mind can only elevate as high as its consciousness’," said Terry Sivers, president of the association. "All the events will be centered around elevating the consciousness of our campus and the community of San Diego.”SDSU Black History events include:
For more information about upcoming events see here.
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