America's True Black History

Event date

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location

Zoom

Who's invited

Campus Community

Contact

Jocelyn Castellanos

Phone

(209) 872-1028

Email

jcastellanos3@csustan.edu
Fred Saffold, CEO & Founder of the True Black History Museum

Accessibility Information

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations or have questions about access may contact the program sponsoring the event, as listed above.

Event Details

Black History Month. America's True Black History Virtual MuseumJoin in on this virtual museum experience that will explore rare and authentic artifacts that increase knowledge, awareness, cultural sensitivity, and understanding of the cultural experience of African Americans.

Fred Saffold, CEO & Founder of the True Black History Museum will join BSU, ASI & WCCC to take Stan State on a journey through the African-American experience utilizing several artifacts from their collection: describing to the audience what they are looking at and reading, and why these artifacts have historic significance that impacts us all today.

This conversation is important because too few Americans have been exposed to Black history as told by Black narrators. As a result, many people in the U.S. -- of all races -- have been uninformed or misinformed about the accomplishments of African-Americans. In addition, more people need to be educated on the breadth of the true African-American experiences, to dispel stereotypes and address prejudices. We want to ensure that Black history is never undervalued, marginalized or mis-characterized. We are committed to informing as many people as we can of the history that tends not to be covered, or covered substantially, in standard U.S. history books. Through this work we hope to improve the self-esteem and pride of Black participants. Equally important, we want to increase knowledge, awareness, respect, cultural sensitivity and understanding for the historic experience of Black people. 

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