MBC Extends Black History Month Observance
Celebrating black culture at Mary Baldwin College isn’t confined to February, which since 1976 has been federally designated as Black History Month. It begins with the college’s Kwanzaa celebration in January, and extends throughout the semester with demonstrations, dinners, dances and more. The observance officially concludes in April with Sankofa Leadership Conference. “We decided to spread the events out to demonstrate that black history transcends February; in fact, black history unapologetically and unashamedly touches the entire calendar,” said Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence Andrea Cornett-Scott.