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Black History Month

February 11, 2014
The Honors Program and the Honors Student Council (HSC) helps Merrimack celebrate Black History Month. 

In honor of Black History Month, students in the Honors program put together posters highlighting the achievements of just a few influential Black leaders in America. These individuals span a variety of time periods and excel in diverse sectors of society including sports, medicine, entertainment, and academia. Honors student Megan Carignan, Class of 2017 and an English major, took the lead on this project.These posters will be displayed around campus, mostly in academic buildings later this week. 


Additionally, the HSC, the Honors Program, and the Education Club are co-sponsoring a film screening and discussion of the new PBS documentary “American Promise.” The film premiered on PBS on February 3, 2014. It features two middle-class Black families from New York City and their interactions with a predominately White prep school called Dalton Academy. Although it is a documentary, the film has more of a flavor of an actual reality TV show due to the fact that it follows two boys from age 5 to age 18 as they journey through the education system. 


The film screening and discussion will take place on Monday, February 24, 2014 in Augie’s Pub at 6:00pm. All are welcome.


A special thanks to professor Kathy Nielsen and graduate fellows Juliet Ramirez and Theresa Hamilton for helping with these projects. 

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