Kweisi Samuel Grad program Kinesiology is with Josiah Davis, resident of Riverside, to do a traditional step dance for the CBU Black history event. Elijah Hickman

CBU celebrates Black History Month

The origins of Black History Month can be traced back as far as 1915. It became an official holiday in 1976 during President Gerald Ford’s time in office with the aim to honor the accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history. Before being acknowledged as an official holiday, Black History Month was celebrated by many universities […]

Courtesy of Black Student Union | Students in CBU's Black Student Union participated in Martin luther King Jr.'s 27th aual Walk-A-Thon in downtown Riverside on Jan. 20, 2020.

Clubs celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month each February is a time to observe, remember and further educate oneself on Black history. Despite the restrictions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, California Baptist University found opportunities to celebrate this month.  Both Community Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) held virtual events. “Due to the virtual nature of programming […]

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Students celebrate Black History Month

California Baptist University students gathered Feb. 20 to celebrate Black History Month at an event hosted by Community Life in Lancer Plaza. This event occurs every year during February, which is Black History Month. “It is an opportunity to celebrate African American history and to also recognize the hurt that has occurred for many African […]

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Community celebrates, amplifies Black History Month’s significance

Black History Month, first introduced as a weeklong celebration in 1926, was created to honor and celebrate the many contributions African Americans have made in U.S. history. Following the Black Awakening and the Civil Rights movement of the ’60s, which further educated Americans on the many ways black history has influenced the world, Black History […]

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Black History Month, campus-wide celebrations honor history, culture

It has now been 41 years since Black History Month was officially recognized within the government by President Gerald Ford. The idea of celebrating the history of successful African-Americans first started in 1926, by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. This month holds importance because of the […]

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‘Dream’ unites campus

Celebration of Black History Month shows culture on CBU campus California Baptist University Community Life’s celebration of Black History Month culminated in the Dream Event, in which student performers and guests sang, played music, read poetry and spoke in front of a diverse crowd. Students, friends and families packed into the College of Health Science campus […]

Club celebrates Black History Month

United’ members educate about diversity; entertain through ‘Dream’ event Student club United: Celebrating Campus Diversity celebrated Black History Month Feb. 18 with a cultural showcase called “Dream” at the Stamps Courtyard. For their second year since forming the club, United has brought students of different minorities together on campus at California Baptist University. They work […]