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“As nice as it is to have you all here, I probably won’t see most of you after February.” Kezia Nyarko, junior and president of Trinity Diversity Connection (TDC), said this to a room of over 100 people who attended their event, How To Be An Ally For Black Students at a PWI, earlier this month. Kezia meant that as Black History Month comes to a close, she expects the attendance at TDC events to...

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February is Black History Month. Like colleges and universities across the country, Trinity University is marking this national observance with events and educational opportunities. The Trinity University Humanities Collective joined more than 60 schools around the country in a national day of crowd-sourced research to commemorate the birth of abolitionist Frederick Douglass this Feb. 14. Members of Trinity’s Black Student Union (BSU) are sponsoring a number of events during the month, including a communications campaign...

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People came from all around the Trinity community to help make a difference and recognize the historical influence of Frederick Douglass. Claudia Stokes, chair of the English department and organizer of the event, believes that the value of Douglass cannot be overlooked. “Frederick Douglass is one of the giants of American history. And in my field of 19th century American history, he is a towering, momentous figure of unrivaled significance,” Stokes said. “He and his...

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Picture this: Soul food on Superbowl weekend. That’s how the Black Student Union (BSU) kicked off this year’s Mocha Month, a series of events meant to inspire a larger dialogue around Black History Month and the experiences of black people today. The soul food was part of BSU’s Soul Food Rent Party, hosted by Mrs. Kitchen Soul Food Restaurant and Bakery on Feb. 4. Senior Maia Ogembo, the BSU president, single-handedly organized Mocha Month this year....