Medgar Evers College Celebrates Black History Month With Awards, Robotics, Literature, Soul Food

Deesha Dyer, one of the 2017 Trailblazer Awardees. Photo via jawbreakernyc

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    Black History Month is at the doorstep, and there’s a few ways you can celebrate here in Brooklyn.

    Medgar Evers College will host a month of events celebrating the contributions of African-Americans to different aspects of modern American life for Black History Month 2017. The Opening Ceremony will feature special guest Deesha Dyer, special assistant to former President Barack Obama, and Donna Mossman, founding member of the Crown Heights Tenant Union. Both women will be given the Black History Month Trailblazer Award.

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    In addition to the opening ceremony, there will also be events throughout the month of February celebrating the achievements of the African-American community. They will take place at various locations around the borough, and include talks on African-American contributions to the world of robotics, a discussion on black literature, a talk on how to increase black access to law school educations, and a soul food festival.

    On this day in 1963, Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi. Let us take time to remember our College's Name -Sake

    The Opening Ceremony will take place Wednesday, February 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m at Medgar Evers Colleges’ Founders Auditorium at 1650 Bedford Avenue. There will also be some performances by Medgar Evers College students during the ceremony. You can check out more on the opening ceremony and the month of events at the college’s website.

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