AASS Celebrated Black History Month in February
January 24, 2018 - Dorene DiNaro
February 1 marks the beginning of Black History month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time to recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The 2018 celebration kicks off with the 33rd annual kick-off brunch on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the SUB Ballrooms. The theme for this year’s brunch is “Reaffirming Black Studies for the 21st Century and Beyond,” and will feature keynote speaker Corey D.B. Walker, vice president and dean of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology and Professor of Religion & Society at Virginia Union University. Walker will speak on the topic “The Challenge of Blackness: Africana Studies and the Fate of the University." Throughout the month, African American Student Services plans several events in celebration.