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Black History Month


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 story by KeWana McCallum / Contributing Writer Eric Thomas provided MTSU’s 2018 Black History Month keynote speech Monday night in the Student Union Ballroom with the hopes of motivating students and faculty. Thomas started motivational speaking in 2007 and became known as a prominent author and minister throughout the years. He created a …

Photo courtesty of GQ Story by Maro Isong / Contributing Writer Music and artistry have always been key elements in black culture. From African rhythms to jazz, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, hip-hop, R&B and the music of today, a constant projection of the black spectrum can be found laced across the history of music. …

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 Huffington Post February is so fashion-focused, and for good reason: New York, Paris, Milan and London all host their fashion week in February. But this month is also recognized as Black History Month. So, in its honor, let’s take a look at some of the most influential African-American fashion designers who continue to …

Photo courtesy of Vibe Magazine With seminal icons like Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding having solidified their places in music history and artists like D’Angelo, Solange and Kendrick Lamar carving out their own legacies today, there’s no shortage of remarkable contributions from black musicians to be recognized not only this month, but the …