The University of Dayton Women’s Center is excited to join the commemoration of Black History Month during February (although, let’s be real: 28 days just isn’t enough time). It is critical for us not just to remember but to honor the historical leaders of the black community and celebrate the best of black history and culture. In the words of the political trailblazer Yvette Clarke, “Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance; it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead.” In our efforts to recognize the positive impact African Americans have had on our nation, the Women’s Center will be highlighting amazing black women, like Yvette Clarke, who have blazed the trails of history and contributed to the advancement of women. We invite the University of Dayton community to join us as we shine light on these female pioneers by posting information about black women you consider to be trailblazers on Facebook and Twitter using #WomenTrailblazers and tagging the Women’s Center!
For a full listing of Black History Month Events at UD, visit OMA’s Black History Month Calendar.