North Greenville University is hosting a Black History Month Program, I Don’t See Color, on Tuesday, February 28 at 7pm in Hayes Ministry Center. In addition to viewing a portion of Race: The Power of an Illusion, Dr. Paul Thompson, Department of History and Political Science Chair, will be hosting a friendly debate between himself and Dr. Curt Horn, Associate Professor in the College of Christian Studies, about using racial labels. Should we or should we not continue calling people “black” or “white?” The entire NGU community is invited to attend this Black History Month program presented by the Faith, Race, and Culture Committee.
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States,Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October.
The remembrance began in 1926, with the announcement of "Negro History Week" by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, a group of which he was co-founder. Woodson chose the second week of February because it marked the birthdays of two Americans who greatly influenced the lives and social condition of African Americans: former President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass.
Audience comments and questions will be encouraged. All views are welcome.