Celebrating Black History Month at CWRU

Members of the Black Student Union pose with memorabilia from the Black History 101 Mobile Museum

In 1854, Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist and ex-slave, delivered the commencement speech for Western Reserve College (as we used to be called). That speech was featured during a campus-wide panel discussion earlier this month, with members of the Case Western Reserve University community comparing the spoken words of Douglass to those of Martin Luther King Jr.

It was just one in a series of events taking place at Case Western Reserve University this month to honor Black History Month. 

What else is coming up?

Follow @CWRUAdmission on Twitter this month as we highlight black leaders, alumni and organizations that have made an impact on the Case Western Reserve community and society as a whole.

Pictured: CWRU’s Black Student Union recently hosted the award-winning Black History 101 Mobile Museum, a collection containing more than 7,000 original artifacts of black memorabilia.