ULM honors Black History Month with campus march

ULM student organizations hold a march to honor Black History Month
Published: Feb. 2, 2021 at 11:56 PM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The University of Louisiana Monroe kicked off Black History Month in their own way, they celebrated with a walk of solidarity.

The Cultural Diversity Council, and the Campus Activities Board, held a Walk for Representation, Identity, and Diversity today to pay their respects and to honor the brave men and women of color that made their way of life possible.

Regardless of whether they are well-known heroes like John Lewis, Cicely Tyson or if they are unknown pillars, we’re all indebted to those who paved the way.

Around 200 students, faculty, as well as members of the community, met at the Fant Ewing Coliseum on ULMS campus at 11 a.m Tuesday morning.

Everyone walked from the coliseum to the fountain in front of the library.

Members of the campus activities board shared words of inspiration and remembrance before the walk started.

“We are here to partake in a moment of fellowship and a walk of representation, identity, and diversity, as we take these steps together we will honor those who gave their lives for this exact moment,” said Zaria Neal the vice president of campus activities board at ULM.

John Mckeel president of campus activities board ULM said it’s important to honor our history so we can look towards our future.

“Today’s event was so important to the campus activities board, and the university felt it was crucial to start off black history month the right way with everything going on today, and we wanted to let the students know that we are important and that we understand and that we are here for them.”

This was the first Walk for Representation, Identity, and Diversity put on by the organizations. The Walk for Representation, Identity, and Diversity is part of several student activities planned in February in honor of Black History Month.

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