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Black History Month display in Mesa Building

Ana Ruth Lugo Mejia, Multi-Media Managing Editor

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Since years ago it’s been a tradition to have a display every February highlighting Black History Month. The display is in the Mesa Building first floor lobby, you have probably pass through there without giving it a second thought.

The display contains many of the achievements made by African Americans throughout history. Black history month is an annual celebration that aims to recognize the role of blacks in U.S. history. It is said to have been started by Carter G. Woodson and ever since 1976 every U.S. president has officially designated February as the month where is celebrated.

The literature, speeches and poems of African Americans will be highlighted at UTPB’s Third Annual African America Read-in. It will be conducted from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb, 27 in the Multi-Purpose Room.

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