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The history of African Americans in our country provides lessons of perseverance, tragic exploitation, and achievement

‘The history of African Americans in our country provides lessons of perseverance, tragic exploitation, and achievement’

Jim Henderson, Interim Chancellor February 20, 2022

February is Black History Month, and I encourage you all to take some time this month to engage in the activities on campus to highlight the remarkable achievements and history of the African American...

Picture of Summers Auditorium before filming. Summers Auditorium plans to film more movies celebrating African History Month throughout February.

“42” film hits a home run

Caleb Kahila, Assistant Arts & Recreation Editor February 14, 2021

“42” is one of the several important movies that the Summers Auditorium is playing in its lineup of films for this month to celebrate Black History Month, and if you're looking to do something that...

UW-Whitewater students look at high school yearbooks brought to a campus Diversity Forum program by Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer Kenny Yarbrough. From left are Jessica Aldama, a human resources management major from Algoma, Purcell Pearson, a psychology major from Milwaukee, Destiny Tillman, a sociology major from Milwaukee, Yarbrough, and Jonny Carbajal and DyQuan Gipson, both accounting majors from Milwaukee, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

UW-Whitewater celebrates Black History Month

Kenny E. Yarbrough, Contributor February 7, 2021

UW-Whitewater pauses to pay tribute and recognition to the national observance of Black History Month. The origins of Black History Month stem from the work of historian and scholar, Dr. Carter G. Woodson...

College of Arts and Communication Dean Eileen M. Hayes is an ethnomusicologist with expertise in race and gender in the music of U.S. social movements.

Black History Month matters

January 31, 2021

George Floyd’s death reminds us that the institutionalization of Black History Month matters.  I remember my own introduction to the commemoration. During the 1960s when I identified as a “colored”...

Political Science Department Chair Jolly Emrey discusses the importance of civil communication for advancing equal rights in American society.

Breaking barriers and building futures

Alicia Dougherty, Assistant News Editor January 31, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, the Royal Purple conducted interviews with Dr. Jolly Emrey, Chair of the Political Science Department, and Rahenya Anderson, President of the Black Student Union (BSU),...

How to celebrate Black History Month

How to celebrate Black History Month

Dauntae Green, Lifestyle Editor January 31, 2021

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the heritage and achievements of African Americans, recognizing the major impact they have on America. The importance of this month touches upon special events,...

Slam Poet inspires audience

Slam Poet inspires audience

Olivia Enriquez, Assistant Arts & Rec Editor February 24, 2020

A slam poet named Lady Caress combined beatboxing, spoken word, and comedy, at the UC Down Under to entertain and relate to audience members Feb. 20. Lady Caress recited a series of poems about her life...

Lt. Gov. stresses importance of Black History Month

Lt. Gov. stresses importance of Black History Month

Ryan Dietrich, Journalist February 24, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor, Mandela Barnes, as the keynote speaker for the event “Focusing on Progress,” which was presented in honor of Black History...

Campus celebrates black history

Campus celebrates black history

Olivia Storey, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2019

The University Center hosted the Black History Month program on Wednesday Feb. 20 that showcased black culture and diversity throughout campus. The event consisted of many different presentations that...

‘Privilege’ exists and you need to check it

‘Privilege’ exists and you need to check it

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion “Check your privilege.” This is a statement many of us have heard, but few recognize the significance of it or take the time to consider what it means....

Black History Month should be celebrated year-round

Black History Month should be celebrated year-round

February 5, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 Editorial Staff Opinion Black History Month is supposed to be a time for people to celebrate the rich history and culture of black Americans, and to educate people on that subject. But...

Motown music in the Young Auditorium

Motown music in the Young Auditorium

February 20, 2013

  The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight were all part of an era that tend to take many down memory lane. For those who weren’t around to remember these musical icons,...

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