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Photo courtesy of Library of Congress While millions of Americans celebrate Black History Month every year, many would say that they have no idea how the observance began or who helped to push African-American history to the forefront of thousands of minds in February. According to MTSU Africana Studies Director Louis Woods, the history of …

Photo and Video by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor and Caleb Revill / Assistant News Editor  Black History Month was first proposed as an observance in 1970, and, since then, the annual celebration has changed the way that Americans view culture, history and other citizens. Like generations before them, MTSU students of all backgrounds celebrate …

Photo courtesy of IMDB  Story by KeWana McCallum / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee State University Africana Studies program hosted a screening and panel for the movie, “Get Out,” on Wednesday in the Student Union Building. Louis Woods, an associate professor in history and director of the Africana Studies program, and Michelle Stevens, an MTSU Africana …