The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) in collaboration with the Howard W. Hunter Law Library created a display to honor African-Americans’ contribution to the American fabric of democracy and justice. The display is hosted in the library’s lobby.
Black History Month is an annual, month-long celebration of achievements by black Americans. This celebration started in 1926 when an African-American, Harvard-trained historian, Carter G. Woodson, introduced “Negro History Week” bringing attention to the largely ignored contribution of the people of African-descent in the U.S. The week-long event was expanded to a month-long observance in 1976, and since then every U.S. president has officially recognized the month of February as Black History Month.
The purpose of the display in the law library is to help everyone remember the African-Americans who paved the way to civil rights and justice for all Americans. This display promotes community awareness, inclusion, and the tools necessary to achieve advocacy and leadership.
Special thanks to Dallin Solomon from the Howard W. Hunter Law Library who helped put the display together.