Meredith College community members gathered in celebration of Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, for an event focused on readings by prominent African-Americans.
Speak Out!, which was held outside Joyner Hall near Meredith’s Free Speech Board, featured readings of speeches, poems, songs, and other works. Students, faculty, and staff read works by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, and more. Participants could select from works provided by the event organizers or could read a selection of their own choosing.
This event was sponsored by the Meredith College Department of History, Political Science, and International Studies, with support from the Office of the Chaplain and the Office of the Dean of Students. A similar event is planned for Women’s History Month in March.