Black History

Hidden Figures of Black History

As I mentioned in the video, there are plenty of opportunities to explore Black History, which of course is a part of our American history. As you think about the rest of the year, how does Black History fit in? When answering this question, the understanding of intersectionality is a great place to start. Oxford […]

Surviving and Thriving in the Wake of Oppression

By: Stacey Pearson-Wharton, CAMPUSPEAK Speaker Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of speaking with students about the impact of implicit and hidden bias within all of us. Recently, students have begun questioning whether microaggressions aimed at them are, in fact, macroaggressions that are intentional, premeditated, or deliberate. Given the rash of […]

Why our storied past matters: The View From The Mountaintop

Like many young students in America, I learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in grade school. Every January, teacher’s lesson plans focused on the life of Dr. King and the ideology of nonviolence. Regardless of the subject, Dr. King’s legacy was integrated into the curriculum. In class, we examined video recordings, still-images, and readings. […]

Celebrate Black History Month with a speaker that inspires

African-American history is rich with inspirational accounts of countless individuals that left their indelible mark on the walls of history. With Black History Month just around the corner, it’s important to start planning now to secure the right speaker for your upcoming campus celebration. As a third year doctoral pursuant in Pan-African Studies at the […]

Not your usual MLK event

On many college campuses, Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration has attracted the same supporters year after year. The faithful few deserve nothing short of a standing ovation for their continued support and commitment to justice, peace, and love. However, programmers are missing an entirely different audience. I’d like to suggest a new approach to your […]

A new voice to Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming

Searching for programs that unite students, faculty and staff across differences for the common good of the community? Meet T. Leon Williams. His passions are witnessing the growth and development of students, and the professionals who work with them, and he might just know a thing or two about uniting unique groups on campus. For […]