Bluefield College students are celebrating Black History Month and are inviting the community to join them for the remainder of the events hosted by the BC Black Student Alliance (BSA) throughout the month of February.
The BSA kicked off the month-long celebration with a presentation titled “Understanding Self” by Valeria Burrell, a BC online admissions counselor. Sherelle Morgan, staff advisor for the BSA, spoke about the kickoff event and the purpose of the overall celebration.
“All young people need positive role models to inspire them and to help them realize that they, too, have the potential to achieve their dreams and accomplish great things,” said Morgan. “Young African Americans need to be aware of the many positive achievements of black men and women throughout history and present day. Knowing what others have done inspires confidence in young people to know that they can do worthwhile things, too. Without this knowledge and inspiration, young people can end up wasting precious time and energy blaming society or the government and feeling victimized.”
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION 2018
BC students and the community celebrated Black History Month with a variety of events hosted by the Black Student Alliance. Photos by Nathalia Lima.