Students, faculty and staff were invited to recognize the start of Black History Month by wearing red, black, and/or green today.
These colors represent the Pan-African flag, a flag adopted to symbolically unite individuals of the Black diaspora. In fact, it has been suggested that the Pan-African flag has been used as a template for African countries as they gained independence e.g. Ghana, Libya, Malawi, and more. As quoted by the UNIA, "Red is the color of the blood which men must shed for their redemption and liberty; black is the color of the noble and distinguished race to which we belong; green is the color of the luxuriant vegetation of our Motherland."
Join us throughout Black History Month as we celebrate these important colors of pride, unification and change.
During the lunch hour today, be sure to join us for our Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Avery Ware. RSVP here.