Black History Month Events

Throughout the month of February, the Black Student Caucus hosted several events events. With the support of the Social Justice Caucus, the Black Student Caucus organized a field-trip to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, NC. SSW students took a guided tour of the museum to learn more about the sit-in activities at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960, as well as NC statewide and national civil rights movements.

Group of SSW students at the International Civil Rights Museum.

Group of SSW students at the International Civil Rights Museum.

 

The Black Student Caucus recognized African American faculty and staff with an appreciation luncheon on February 25, in celebration of Black History Month.

One of the honored guests in attendance was former faculty member Hortense McClinton. In 1966, Mrs. McClinton became the first Black professor at UNC. She taught in the School of Social Work for 18 years.

 

Presenting Mrs. Hortense McClinton with flowers during the Appreciation Luncheon

Presenting Mrs. Hortense McClinton with flowers during the Appreciation Luncheon

Black Student Caucus members and SSW African American/Black faculty and staff during the Appreciation Luncheon

Black Student Caucus members and SSW African American/Black faculty and staff during the Appreciation Luncheon

Black Student Caucus members filled the display case in the School lobby with artifacts and mementos for Black History Month

Black Student Caucus members filled the display case in the School lobby with artifacts and mementos for Black History Month

Black Student Caucus members also decorated the lobby display case with African artifacts and information highlighting current African American/Black social workers and individuals fighting for social justice.

In addition to the aforementioned events, the Black Student Caucus hosted a documentary event, viewing the Brown Eyes/Blue Eyes experiment and an in-depth facilitated discussion;attended an Alvin Ailey Performance at Memorial Hall; and sent weekly emails highlighting African American history at UNC-CH including the first African American students, first African American professor, first African American student athlete, and the Sonya Hayes Stone Center.

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About Tamsin Woolley

Hello! My name is Tamsin, and I am a second year full-time student here at UNC-CH School of Social Work! I am originally from Boston, MA; however I spent the majority of my childhood living overseas. I have a passion for working with at-risk youth and families experiencing domestic violence. I am a North Carolina Leadership Scholar through the North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative; thus I am doing my field placement at a local Child Protective Services agency. I am also the Chair of the UNC School of Social Work Black Student Caucus for the 2012-2013 academic year. When I am not at school, I love to spend time with friends/family, play softball, and travel!
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