Black History Month at Franklin Pierce University
The Content of Our Character
Bernice King, daughter of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "When he talked about the beloved community, he talked about everyone bringing their gifts, their talents, their cultural experiences, we live in a society where we may have differences, of course, but we learn to celebrate these differences."
The Content of Our Character is a taken from the Dr Martin Luther King Jr. speech called "I Have A Dream". Dr. King expressed that one day our children would no longer be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. We are the children that Dr. King dreamt about. This Black History Month, let us commit to treating each other based on the content of our character. Let us strive to create such a character that would be worthy of judgement: kindness, honesty, integrity, humility, and the best of these virtues, love.
Weekly Crossword Puzzle
Throughout the month of February visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website and participate in our weekly themed crossword puzzles. Each Monday a new puzzle will open up.
- Monday, January 30 - Friday, February 3: "Great Migrations"
- Monday, February 6 - Friday, February 10: "Women in Black American History"
- Monday February 13 - Friday, February 17: "Pivotal Dates in Black American History"
- Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24: "White Allie sin Black American History"
Each Friday during Black History Month, all correctly answered puzzles will be put in a drawing to win a $25 gift card. All puzzle submissions MUST be received via email to email@example.com each Friday at 3pm.
The Content of Our Character Alumni Spotlight
Throughout the month, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be running a series called The Content of Our Character Spotlight featuring Franklin Pierce University Alumni. Visit the Franklin Pierce University social media accounts to hear from Franklin Pierce graduates and their experiences.
Franklin Pierce University’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides resources and guidance to ensure that every member of our community is celebrated in support of their race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, creed, physical ability, and/or neurodiversity. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion collaborates with individuals, departments, and external organizations to foster and promote a respectful, accessible, and inclusive community.
Contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about DEI initiatives at Franklin Pierce University or to get involved.