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phone: (208) 885-7716
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Moscow, ID 83844-2439

Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month was created to celebrate and honor the many achievements and contributions made by African-Americans to the economic, cultural, spiritual and political development of the United States. Beginning in 1926, events were held the second week of February because of their proximity to the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two individuals who dramatically affected the lives of African Americans. 

11th Annual Shades of Black

Date: February 8, 2014
Time: Doors open at 5:00 pm
Location: SUB Ballroom

Informational: Could I be A Civil Rights Attorney?

Date: Tuesday, February 25
Location: Room 103 University of Idaho College of Law
Time: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Description: Learn the nuts and bolts of going to law school. Come to an information session conducted by the Director of Admissions at UI College of Law, Carole Wells. Carole Wells will also be available after the “What is Black History Month? Civil Rights & Black History in the Northwest” panel discussion.

What is Black History Month?
Civil Rights & Black History in the Northwest

Date: February 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Law School Courtroom
Description: The panelists will discuss topics including: What is Black History Month?, Personal Black Experience in the Northwest, Current Civil Rights Issues, The Developing Identity of People of Mixed Race , Racial vs. Ethnic Lens.  Guest Panelists include: Michael Satz, Interim Dean UI Law; Dr. Romuald K. Afatchao, International Studies; Dr. Dale Graden, History; Jessica Samuels, MPA, Administrative Assistant Office of Multicultural Affairs; and Ashley Ray, 3rd Year UI Law.  The panel will be facilitated by Dr. Rodney Frey, Director, General Education; Professor of Ethnography.  A question and answer session to follow. 

Sponsored by The University of Idaho Office of Multicultural Affairs,  Black Student Union, and the College of Law

BHM 2014