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Rhapsody in Black: a celebration of black culture

Black History Month originated as a week-long February event designed to encompass both Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. Since then, the nation has declared the month of February as “Black History Month.” The idea came from historian Carter Woodsen in order to give African Americans the recognition they deserve. It has evolved into a celebration…

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Darryl Littleton celebrates the history of black entertainment

Black History Month kicked off last week to commemorate the difficult history that the African American population has endured. However, on Thursday night at the Avery Research Center, black history was celebrated in a joyful, comedic way. Darryl Littleton, author of “Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy,” joined College of Charleston faculty and students…

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Former U.S. Congressman Kweisi Mfume discusses Obama’s America

“To celebrate black history month is to celebrate the history of America. And why should non-blacks celebrate black history month? Because of the interconnectedness that make up this great, complex nation,” John O. Bello-Ogunu said. On Feb. 20, as a part of the signature speaker series, the Office of Institutional Diversity welcomed former congressman Kweisi…

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