Durant Celebrates Black History Month

BSU members serving Caribbean food to students.


BSU members serving Caribbean food to students.

Jorge Rodas, Senior Staff Writer

Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X are famous African Americans that most people know about and highlight during Black History Month (BHM). BHM recognizes black accomplishments and contributions to society. This reflection of black culture was first proposed by black educators and the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969.

BHM provides a close and special spotlight to these achievements in history. When talking about the effects seen this month during BHM at Durant, Senior and Black Student Union (BSU) Member Arianna Hazell says, “I have seen such a positive atmosphere and the way people enjoy getting a taste of our fashion, culture, food, and just everything in between.” She continues with events the BSU has organized. “We have planned special events from music days and fashion shows to trying soul foods,” said Hazell.

The BSU hopes that the student body will continue to get involved in their events and recognize the hard work that went into planning these activities. BSU Member Janiya Hutchinson says, “I hope to see most, if not everyone, be involved in acknowledging the black culture and having fun at the same time.”

Follow @durant_bsu for more information on the rest of Black History Month and the upcoming events students can participate in.