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Black History Month


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 …

Photo and story by Daniel Shaw-Remeta / Contributing Writer Kevin Greene, the great-great-grandson of famed African-American social reformer Frederick Douglass, hosted a round-table discussion on campus Thursday about the Douglass family lineage and his role in teaching the legacy of Frederick Douglass throughout his own life. Greene was the keynote speaker at the 22nd annual Unity …

Photo and story by Megan Cole / Contributing Writer The MTSU Black History Unity Luncheon Committee and Intercultural and Diversity Affairs Center hosted faculty, students and honorees at the 22nd annual Unity Luncheon on Thursday. Held in the Student Union Ballroom, the MTSU community honored five people and invited the great-great-grandson of abolitionist and social …