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"
Congratulations to FPU Junior Teresa Deasy, Environmental Science major–winner of the "Great Migrations" crossword challenge!
Note: Teresa submitted correct answers within 5 hours of the puzzle being posted!!
- Monday, February 6 - Friday, February 10: "Women in Black American History"
Congratulations to Center for Academic Excellence's Administrative Assistant Vicky Rank, winner of last week's "Women in Black American History" crossward challenge!
- Monday February 13 - Friday, February 17: "Pivotal Dates in Black American History"
Congratulations to the winner of the third weekly crossword on "Pivotal Dates in Black American History", Kharryunna Mccloud, Associate Director of Admissions!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org each Friday at 3pm.
Building Black Wealth. Shop Black Owned.
In the United States, we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Black Americans during Black History Month in February each year. It’s an opportunity to lift up Black culture and the indelible influence it has had on American culture as a whole. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness of the continued fight against inequity, and to shine a light on the struggles and discrimination that people of color continue to face in this country.
Black History Freedom & Love
Black History Month MasterClass
The History you were never taught.
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, students, and community members. Visit the Franklin Pierce University social media accounts to hear from Franklin Pierce graduates and their experiences.
Follow the Franklin Pierce University Facebook page here and Instagram page.
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 email@example.com for more information about DEI initiatives at Franklin Pierce University or to get involved.
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