Carter G. Woodson: This year's celebration of black history month focuses on his role in creating black history month

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The University of Southern Mississippi will recognize the contributions of African-Americans to the state, region and nation with a series of programs in celebration of Black History Month, beginning Feb. 7.

The theme for this year’s programming is “Carter G. Woodson and the Origins of Multiculturalism,” which is also the national theme for Black History Month. Woodson was a historian and founder of Black History Month who worked to promote the value of the contributions of African-Americans to society, beginning in the early part of the last century.

A group of students, faculty, staff and administrators worked together to produce this year’s slate of programs, designed to be educational and entertaining, said LaShonya Robinson, director of minority affairs at Southern Miss.

“One of our main goals in developing activities for the month was to provide high-quality programming that will enlighten everyone that participates, not only about African-American culture but about our country,” Robinson said. “We hope what people learn and experience from these events will have a positive impact throughout the year.”
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