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- Angela Davis to Give Keynote at 2021 Georgia Tech Black History Month Lecture
- Georgia State students, faculty and staff can attend Georgia Tech's virtual 2021 Black History Month Lecture by registering at https://bit.ly/2021BHMLecture.
- Trailblazer in Education Inducted Into Black Heritage of Rockdale Hall of Fame
- In the mid-1990s, Jacquelyn M. Belcher was named the president of DeKalb College (Perimeter College at Georgia State University) and became the first Black woman to head the third largest institution in the University System of Georgia. She was also the first Black woman head of any institution in the system and the first black person to head a Georgia institution that was not historically black.
- Black History Month This Year is More than Just a Trip Down Memory Lane
- Dr. Peniel Joseph, author of "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.," writes a compelling article connecting present and past impacts from civil rights and social justice movements. He further demonstrates how Black history has and currently plays an integral role in shaping our relationship to human rights both domestically and internationally.
- February 1 - National Freedom Day in the United States
- National Freedom Day is an observance in the United States that honors the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation's constitution on February 1, 1865. Abraham Lincoln, who was the president at the time, signed the resolution to outlaw slavery.
- Tracee Ellis Ross's Newest Role: Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at Ulta Beauty
- On February 1, 2021 Ulta Beauty announced that actress Tracee Ellis Ross will be the company's new advisor for diversity, equity, and inclusion. The actor signs on to help steer the brand toward becoming a more equitable company for marginalized communities.
- Social Platforms Launch New Initiatives to Celebrate Black History Month
- This week, all of the major social platforms have announced new programs and initiatives to celebrate Black stories, and highlight the contributions of people of color, as part of the event. Here's a look at what each platform has announced, and how you can take part in the various events and happenings.