Black History Month

March 2, 2015 - 2:30pm
Dr. Crystal Laura spoke Thursday on issues involving incarceration rates and their link to education in a speech sponsored by the School of Education.

Dr. Crystal Laura addressed the issues blacks have faced and still face in the education system along with the right ways to teach in her speech Thursday afternoon at Maxwell Auditorium.

Laura said that the zero-tolerance policy at schools and mass incarceration denied black youths their rights as citizens, and that teachers should get intimate with them through love, justice and joy in teaching.

February 24, 2014 - 10:01am
Dr. Brittney Cooper, a professor of women's and gender studies and African studies, encouraged students to fight injustices and ask questions in an event for Black History Month.

A scholar of black women’s intellectual history and thought explained the struggles blacks and women are currently facing and ways to fight injustice in a speech for Black History Month Thursday night.

Dr. Brittney Cooper, an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies and African studies at Rutgers University, urged students not to accept the status quo and to fight for the big questions. “If you see a good fight, get in it,” she said.