The ceremony is a celebration of those who've impacted not just the country but the world with their activism and achievements.
”We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation’s greatness.” — Yvette Clarke
WHEN: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, starting at 11:30 a.m..
WHERE: WHINSEC Campus, bldg. 396, 7301 Baltzell Ave, Ft Benning, GA, 31905
WHAT: Black History Month Celebration.
WHO: WHINSEC personnel celebrate the achievements by African Americans and recognize their central role in U.S. history. .
WHY: The Black History Month 2022 theme, “Black Health and Wellness,” explores "the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birth workers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora.
Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
This year we are honored with Columbus Police Chief Freddie Blackmon as the keynote speaker.
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Contact: Adela Duncan (706) 545-3915; cell (559) 360-2887 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), 7301 Baltzell Avenue, Bldg. 323, Room 229, Fort Benning, Georgia 31905