As part of its Higher Learning Commission’s Quality Initiative, Marshall University will present a slide show and panel discussion on “Exploring Major Themes presented in Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m.
Dr. Cicero Fain, III is a visiting diversity scholar at Marshall and the author of the book, which was chosen by the initiative’s book selection committee as the fall title for campus-wide reading. He will lead a group of panelists in the discussion.
As a fourth generation Black Huntingtonian, Fain highlights the historical contributions of other Black residents to the rise of Huntington as the industrial manufacturing and Black socio-cultural epicenter of the Tri-State region during the late 19th and 20th centuries.
The presentation is part of the quality initiative’s overall first-year theme, Complexities of Identity.
Tuesday’s discussion will be held in Drinko Library, room 349.
Media and the public are welcome and invited to attend. To view a livestream of the event, visit https://www.marshall.edu/livestream.
To learn more about the HLC Quality Initiative at Marshall University, visit https://www.marshall.edu/hlc-qi.