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Black History Month at MTSU focuses on ‘Civil Rights in America’

 

Reflections on the sacrifices that made America a more inclusive society form the focal point of this year’s Black History Month celebration at MTSU.

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Champion of diversity to receive MTSU’s John Pleas Award
A tireless worker for education, diversity and understanding is the 2013 recipient of MTSU’s John Pleas Faculty Award.
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Murfreesboro City Schools serving up soul
Bradley Academy, Bellwood Preschool and Murfreesboro City Schools Community Outreach are celebrating the legacy of the black community with Serving Up Soul, an African-American cultural night.
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Unity Luncheon honors ‘unsung heroes’ for community service
Unity Luncheon honors ‘unsung heroes’ for community service
With more than 200 admirers and supporters looking on, four area pastors were honored Tuesday at Middle Tennessee State University for their service to the community.
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Freedom Rider coming to Murfreesboro
Rutherford CABLE, a local women’s leadership organization, has announced it will feature Dr. Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. at its breakfast meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Murfreesboro.
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WMOT celebrates Black History Month with abolitionist music
Middle Tennessee Public Radio, WMOT-FM 89.5, is joining hands with a New England peer to celebrate Black History Month with “Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists.”
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Author to share stories at Linebaugh Library
As part of Black History Month, Linebaugh Library plays host to Murfreesboro native and author Devora E. Butler for a special lecture about the history of African-Americans in Rutherford County.
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Hermitage commemorates Black History Month
Hermitage commemorates Black History Month
This February, The Hermitage, will feature activities designed to commemorate African-American history and culture.
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Black History Month activities bring participants to 'crossroads'
This year’s events include a “campus sing” of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a poem written by James Weldon Johnson in 1899 and set to music in 1900 by his brother, John Rosamond Johnson.
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A black slave owner in Rutherford County
A black slave owner in Rutherford County
Sherrod Bryant challenges modern notions of U.S. history
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‘Destined for greaterness’
‘Destined for greaterness’
Peebles benefits family, community
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Meaning of history
Meaning of history
In 1872 Sampson Keeble became state’s first black representative
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Inspiration for others
As a young boy growing up in Murfreesboro some 30 years ago, Ricky Turner knew he wanted better for himself and his future family.
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Women focus of MTSU Black History Month events
“Black Women in American History and Culture” is the theme of this year’s commemoration of February as National Black History Month at Middle Tennessee State University.
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MTSU notes passing of alumna, longtime educator Kennedy
MTSU alumna Linda Kennedy, one of the first five African-American students to attend the university in the 1960s, is being remembered as a lifelong K-12 educator and administrator who touched the lives of young people, colleagues and others.
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Media leader to speak at MTSU
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Unity Luncheon to kick-off Black History Month
Mary McKnight Wade, Nora L. Clark Waters and Eugene Ray to be honored for contributions to community.
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Black Southerners in Confederate gray
February marks the beginning of Black History Month – a remembrance of important people and events of African American origin that began in 1926.
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