'Sense of pride, community' found through Black History Month kick-off

Ivanka Trump and Melania Trump felt the icy blast of social media on Thursday after sending out tweets commemorating Black History Month. After its official recognition by the federal government, schools, businesses, and other institutions of American life began celebrating February as Black History Month, and urging people to look back at all of the successes and contributions made by Black people not just in America, but around the world. He's also credited as the source of Black History Month.

For the first day of Black History Month, the doodle is adorned with a drawing of Carter G. Woodson. Foster was introduced by Nekkita Beans, president of the university's Black Student Union.

When a man moved his family hundreds of miles to Huntington in 1892 because it had a high school for black people, he likely didn't realize his own son would eventually become the "Father of Black History". Woodson earn a masters degree from the University of Chicago and become the second African-American ever to receive a doctorate from Harvard.

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"There's beauty in the shared and timeless culture of black folks - the ways that contemporary musicians, singers and rappers sample music from the '80s, '70s and '50s", Foster said.

"Our events are absolutely open to students of any race", Green, said. "We hope that people will know that we're doing this project, and are interested in participating in any way that they can or helping us find people who do want to participate".

Today, we start off the month with our Black History Month in Focus series of editorials to highlight our history. "Let us always champion their spirit, their courage, and their fortitude", Titus added.

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