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Making it happen: Behind the scenes at Norfolk State’s Black History Month events

by Halle Ellis During the month of February, the Black History Month Committee comprised of various campus divisions, come together and lead the university in a series of free, open to the public premier events. These events celebrate and bring heightened awareness and understanding to African American and African diasporic cultures. Campus events include African … Continue reading

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Governor Northam encourages Virginians to honor Black History Month
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Governor Northam encourages Virginians to honor Black History Month

~ Numerous events statewide to recognize tremendous African American contributions ~ Governor Ralph Northam made the following statement on Black History Month, which is celebrated nationwide during February. “For too long, the stories we have told about Virginia’s history have diminished or ignored the contributions of African Americans. Black History Month is just one way … Continue reading

Norfolk State University celebrates Black History Month
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Norfolk State University celebrates Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, Norfolk State University will pay tribute to the contributions African-Americans have made throughout the United States and in the Commonwealth of Virginia by hosting panel discussions, several art exhibits, special lectures and performing arts events. The university will host several “signature events,” that will explore topics such as the … Continue reading

First Baptist Church bell ringing kicks off in Williamsburg with “Concert for Hope” gala on Feb. 1
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First Baptist Church bell ringing kicks off in Williamsburg with “Concert for Hope” gala on Feb. 1

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Tuesday, Jan. 26) – Founded in 1776 by enslaved men and women, the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, one of the country’s oldest African-American houses of worship¹, will celebrate its 240th anniversary with the first ringing of its restored bell, which has laid silent since the days of segregation. In honor of the … Continue reading