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Kathryn Long, Staff Writer
April 15, 2016
In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed. In 1965, the Voting Rights Act followed. And, in 1966, three students, James McCorkle ’66, Melrose Nimmo ’66 and Linda Moore Banks ’66, made history as the first African-American graduates from Guilford College. Continue reading “First African-American grads celebrate golden anniversary”
Francesca Quigley, Staff Writer
October 23, 2015
“Every 28 hours, a black person who is unarmed is murdered in the United States by a police officer, a vigilante or a security guard,” said Opal Tometi, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. “That’s happening many times with impunity, and we see this as a pandemic.”
The Black Lives Matter movement began after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman in 2012. Zimmerman was later acquitted.
Since 2012, the movement has developed into multiple chapters around the country and continues to organize and act in response to state violence against bodies of color using a multitude of methods, one being the scheduling of particular Black Lives Matter weeks in different areas.
Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer
September 4, 2015
A flag is oftentimes considered the core of a country’s identity. Whether or not the Confederate flag is part of American identity is still under debate.
Since the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., arguments against public and retail use of the flag have spread throughout both the North and South.
Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer
April 3, 2015
“All black lives matter because excellence manifests itself within individuals whether or not we agree on it,” said student speaker junior Teresa Bedzigui at the Journeys in Blackness event. “Our journey is far from over.
“Many of us are tired of fighting for our lives, but it is this journey, this process of always becoming, that makes us excellent. We are excellent.”
On March 28, Guilford College faculty, retired professors, students and alumni attended the Journeys into Blackness Banquet to celebrate black excellence.
“This is the third annual banquet,” said Director for Multicultural Education and banquet planner Jada Drew. “The Journeys in Blackness theme has been going on for a few decades here to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month. Now we have the Journeys into Blackness banquet to celebrate not only black excellence, and student and faculty achievement, but also honoring the firsts.”
Mathew Jones, Staff Writer
March 27, 2015
Students put down their coffees and picked up their pens as William Boone began his talk titled “Race for Prophets: A Critical Conversation.”
“One of my issues with academics, particularly at my institution, is that we tend to mystify all these conversations,” said Boone, an associate professor of English and Africana studies at Winston-Salem State University. “I’m not trying to talk over your head; I’m going to speak directly to you.”
Boone covered a wide range of issues relevant to race in his discussion with students and faculty in the Leak Room on March 12. He encouraged students to speak their minds on diverse topics from President Barack Obama to hip-hop mix tapes.
Zachary Lindsey , Staff writer
February 13, 2015
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“Black History Month is the time to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans all over the diaspora,” said James Shields, director of the Bonner Center for Community Service & Learning.
BHM was started in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, originally as Negro Week. The negro life and history was to be celebrated on the second week of February.
“It is important for individuals from a non-African descent to learn more about African-American history,” said Shields.
The Multicultural Education Department at Guilford College, as well as various other campus organizations such as the Bonner Center, student clubs and classes are collaborating throughout this month to host events on campus. The MED has primarily focused on Brothers and Sisters in Blackness, a student organization on campus, The Queries of Diversity conclave and the latest Understanding Racism Workshop — held Feb. 6 in the Community Center.