Black History Month

Hello GGU Community,

I hope that you are all doing well and staying safe. It is unbelievable that we have almost been sheltering in place for close to a year now. Global pandemic aside, this month and I would argue all the months of the year we should take the opportunity to reflect on the history of the United States.

Here are some thoughtful words from the President of the Student Government Association, Wanda Williams:

Black History Month provides an opportunity for Americans to reflect on African-Americans’ contributions to American history.  Dr. Carter G. Woodson, also known as the “Father of Black History, established “Negro History Week” in 1926 to bring about awareness of African-Americans’ achievements.

The 38th U.S. President, Gerald Ford, issued the first Message of Observance of Black History Month in 1976. A decade later, the United States Congress designated February “National Black (Afro-American) History Month.

As we reflect on the remarkable men and women who contributed diverse and distinct achievements to the United States of America, while faced with undiscriminating racism, we must remember that diversity offers nourishment to our souls and enriches our minds.


As said by Lonnie G. Bunch III (14th Secretary of the Smithsonian), “Let us use history to inspire us to push a country forward, to help us believe that all things are possible and to demand a country lives up to its stated ideals.”

Thank you, Wanda! We really appreciate you sharing and we also welcome other members of our community to share and let their voices be heard.

Also, please find some additional incredible facts about Black History

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