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Understanding the Shades of Blackness

Maya Angelou said, “The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.”

February is Black History Month in America. It’s an occasion to remember and celebrate the contributions of Black people to our country and the world. It’s also an occasion to shed light on history that’s not always mentioned or often overlooked. 

Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, executive director of multicultural programs at Missouri State University, and Nia Morgan, multicultural programs graduate assistant,  share more about Black History Month and how it will be celebrated on campus.

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Event Highlights

For further details, including a full list of events, visit the multicultural programs' website

A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the assistant director in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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