4 p.m. Feb. 1– Unveiling a new portrait of Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The artist, Sassa Wilkes, is a Marshall graduate. Jack Houvouras, editor of Huntington Quarterly, will unveil his magazine cover with Woodson. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams will read the 2021 Black History proclamation. Sylvia Cyrus, executive director of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, will provide remarks and react to the portrait. Ms. Cyrus’ organization was founded by Dr. Woodson in 1915 (as the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History), and she holds his title. Co-sponsor – Huntington Tri-State Branch, Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Link to this virtual event: https://tinyurl.com/lyceum2121
4 p.m. Feb. 3 – Presentation by Angela Dodson, a member of Marshall’s Journalism Hall of Fame and the first Black journalist to edit a section of The New York Times. She will read from her book, “Remember the Ladies,” and discuss her lifelong ties to Huntington. Three copies of Ms. Dodson’s book will be given away during the program Dr. Gayle Brazeau, dean of the School of Pharmacy and donor of the books, will read her favorite Maya Angelou poem. The School of Pharmacy is co-sponsoring this event, courtesy of Gayle and Daniel Brazeau. Also co-sponsoring is Huntington Tri-State Branch, Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Link to this virtual event: https://tinyurl.com/lyceum2321
4 p.m. Feb. 10 – “Disparities in Health Care During the Pandemic,” with Jill Upson, chair of the West Virginia COVID-19 Advisory Commission on African American Disparities and executive director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs; Dr. Joseph Shapiro, dean of Marshal University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine; Dr. Lauri Andress, West Virginia University School of Public Health; Dr. Leonard White, Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. Andress will discuss infant mortality disparities in West Virginia, Dr. White will urge African Americans to get the vaccine, and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams will give remarks about how Dr. White saved his life. Co-sponsor – Huntington Tri-State Branch, Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Link to this virtual event: https://tinyurl.com/lyceum21021
6 p.m. Feb. 26 – Winners of the Annual Black History Month Essay Competition will be announced during a program co-sponsored by The National PanHellenic Council on behalf of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Psi Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum. The link to the event will be available soon on the NPHC Herdlink Page https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/nphc. For additional information, contact Cunningha189@marshall.edu.
June 19-23 – With funding from West Virginia Humanities Council, The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum is offering a Black History Institute for all K-12 teachers, especially those who teach art, English, literature, history and social studies. Teachers selected for the program will receive $500 stipends, and they may receive three graduate professional development credits with paid tuition. This is The Lyceum’s fourth institute since 2017. Deadline: by 5 p.m. March 31, 2021. Contact Professor Burnis Morris, email@example.com, or apply online at https://marshall.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FTTHmaZiBcSW2O
Marshall receives grant for Black History Institute, announces winners of 2021 Black History Poster Contest
The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum at Marshall University announced a major grant from West Virginia Humanities Council supporting its summer Black History Institute, as well as winners of the 2021 Black History Competition. The Lyceum also previewed short documentaries by local filmmakers and announced upcoming events involving commemoration of the 95th annual salute to African Americans in history.
The grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council will support K-12 teachers who will study history and how to better integrate Black history within their lessons. The award covers three hours of graduate credit and provides teachers with $500 stipends.
This summer’s Black History Institute will be the fourth such program since 2017 at Marshall University and is scheduled for June 19-23, 2021. Tentative plans include travel to historic sites; however, the pandemic may require virtual presentations if travel remains unsafe in June.
The program also is made possible through support from Glenwood Foundation and other Woodson Lyceum resources, including Marshall University’s College of Arts and Media, College of Education and Professional Development, Intercultural Affairs, W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and West Virginia’s Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs.
The deadline for applications is by 5 p.m. on March 31. Instructions for applicants will be available by mid-February. In the meantime, teachers with questions should feel free to contact Professor Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be submitted to: https://marshall.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FTTHmaZiBcSW2O.
Also celebrating Black History is the annual Black History Poster contest, sponsored by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum.