Black History Month 2021
Wittenberg University is offering a wide range of outstanding programming for Black History Month 2021. Information included on the images embedded below (click to enlarge full screen).
MLK Virtual Convocation & Faculty Presentations
Wittenberg University offered a series of virtual presentations on January 19 and 21, 2021, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Week. The presentations were sponsored by The Concerned Black Students and The Faculty Diversity Advisory Committee. Click here to watch some of the presentations
Developed in an effort to promote interracial unity between Wittenberg University and the City of Springfield. Each year, students organize the march that begins on campus, moves through the City of Springfield, and ends back on campus with singing and activities that reflect the unity seen in this community. Bands, choirs, and student organizations all cooperate to make this one of the most successful campus events each year. View Photos from past Unity Marches...
Concerned Black Student (CBS) hosts an annual Walkout to pay tribute to the 38 of the university’s then-45 black students who walked off campus in protest in 1969 after negotiations surrounding 14 demands for racial diversity between the administration and the then-recently founded CBS failed. According to William Kinnison’s Modern Wittenberg, the second of his two-part history of Wittenberg, the list of demands presented by CBS in 1969 included the recruitment of more black students, the hiring of black faculty and staff, and the offering of courses in black studies. The list of demands was prompted by the unwarranted arrest of three black guests who were visiting from another school, and the protest ended after CBS and the administration reached an agreement. View Photos from past Walkouts...
- Read the 2009 Wittenberg Magazine Article about the 40th Anniversary of the CBS Walkout: A Time of Transformation