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Marietta College presents online Black History Month programs

Marietta College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to offer “Celebrate Black History from Anywhere” as part of Black History Month. This program highlights virtual programs at Marietta College and beyond.

Here are some online Black History Month programs that everyone is encouraged to watch:

¯ Ohio Historical Society: ohiohistory.org/participate/event-calendar/ohio-history-center/black-history-month

¯ Association for the Study of African American Life and History: asalh.org/festival

¯ Smithsonian Institution: si.edu/events/heritagemonth

The following programs are being offered through the college:

Multicultural Fridays: Join the staff from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Multicultural Center (A&H Building) Feb. 12, 19 and 26 for Multicultural Friday to view movies that highlight the strengths and struggles; trials and triumphs through the African American experience.

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Dr. Monica Jones, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and Alicestyne Turley, Director of the ISC Freedom Stories Project, will present via Zoom, “Marietta, OH: The Role in the American Reform History,” at noon. The abolition of slavery was one of the most powerful reform movements. Quakers and many churches in New England saw slavery as an evil that must be abolished from society.

Abolitionism was anathema to Southerners and not popular in many areas of the North, but they moved slavery to a central focus in American political life. Join on Zoom: mariettacollege.zoom.us/j/95820052873.

What Dr. King & Malcolm X Would Teach in 2021: Join Odell Bizzell via Zoom as he delivers this keynote program at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22.

Bizzell is expected to discuss civil unrest, injustice, police brutality, high poverty rates, and antagonizing political leaders aren’t new, it’s a review of what was. This presentation will take the audience through the lives and background of Dr. King & Malcolm X and what they taught while they were alive.

Join on Zoom: mariettacollege.zoom.us/j/94784474512.

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