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?
- An African American alumni artists exhibition
- A viewing and discussion of the documentary “Black Indians: An American Story”
- A Social Justice Teach-In featuring hip-hop artist/activist/scholar Olmeca
- An examination of how structural racism can lead to trauma and maternal loss for African American women, led by Margaret D. Larkins-Pettigrew, an assistant dean of the CWRU School of Medicine
- A discussion with author David L. Moody on the emergence of hip-hop based ministries and their impact on black youth in the Christian church
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.