‘Black History Month’ at WCU

Western Carolina University will observe “Black History Month” with a series of films, performances and presentations, including a talk by the successful inventor who created the Super Soaker water gun.

February is designated as “Black History Month” in recognition of African-American accomplishments and contributions throughout American history. All WCU events are open to the public, but some may require preregistration or charge an admission fee.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

• “Tunnel of Oppression,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UC Grandroom.

Monday, Feb. 19

• “The Impact of Innovation” by Lonnie Johnson, former NASA engineer and inventor of the Super Soaker and more, 6 p.m. in the UC Grandroom.

Students also can participate in WCU’s Diversity Dialogues by visiting go.wcu.edu/diversity. 

For more information on “Black History Month” at WCU, contact Ricardo Nazario-Colon, WCU chief diversity officer, at 828.227.3251 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information on “Black History Month” and other events, go to the campus calendar at www.wcu.edu/event-calendar

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