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Black History Month

Dr. Newland’s Syphilis Open Classroom Reveals the Dangers and History of the Disease

The Brown School hosted a virtual Open Classroom on “Syphilis: An Infectious Disease Perpetuated by Social Inequities,” presented by Dr. Jason Newland, professor of pediatrics, as part of its 2024 Black History Month Speaker Series, Feb. 13. 

| Staff Writer

Political author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah shares his writing tips and experiences

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of award-winning “Chain Gang All-Stars” and “Friday Black,” traveled to Washington University on Jan. 31 for a book reading and Q&A about his experience as a political author.

| Staff Writer

A&S Office of Graduate Studies hosts inaugural Black History Month Kick-Off Event 

The College of Arts & Sciences Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) hosted a kick-off event to celebrate the start of Black History Month from 7-9 p.m. in Tisch Commons, Feb. 1. This is the first time that Washington University has held an event recognizing the start of Black History Month.

| Staff Writer

Ahead of Black History Month, consider what you take for granted

It’s our responsibility to participate in an active and ongoing process of learning, unlearning and relearning.

| Senior Forum Editor

Editor’s Note Episode 7: Black athletes foster community and change

In this episode, we focus on how Black student-athletes are pushing for change in the Athletic Department.

| Multimedia Editor

Black queer icons to learn more about as Black History Month comes to an end

Sadly, one of my favorite months of the year is coming to an end. Black History Month, a month that celebrates the legacies of prominent Black people and their efforts to pave the way for future Black generations, has amplified my own consciousness and pride in my identity.

Marc Ridgell | Contributing Writer

ABS honors diversity of Black student achievements with ‘Black Talks, Black Thoughts’

The Association of Black Students continued their 2020 Black History Month programming series, Feb. 25 in the Orchid Room, with the third annual “Black Talks, Black Thoughts,” which offered students and faculty the opportunity to give a 10 minute presentation on any topic of their choosing.

| Senior News Editor

Black History Month: Notable moments since the first Black Manifesto

In the second part of our two-part series on key moments in Washington University’s Black history, we will examine events from the 1968 publication of the first Black Manifesto through the present day.

| Senior Editor

Black History Month: Notable moments leading up to the Black Manifesto

Four years ago, Student Life published “Invisible on Campus,” a five-part series focusing on the fight for Black undergraduate representation and inclusion at Washington University, both historically and in the present day.

| Senior Editor

30th anniversary of Black Anthology brings Black history to the stage

In addition to showing the stories of Black people through the ages, this year’s production of Black Anthology centered around how people choose what art to create.

| Staff Writer

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