A new exhibition of photographs in celebration of Black History Month will be on display beginning February 6 through March 2, 2020 in multiple locations throughout Western Washington University. The exhibition is entitled "I Am Black History, Herstory, Hxstory" and features students, staff, and faculty of Western.
Black History Month is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and challenges overcome by those within the African American and Black community. In celebration of the students, staff, and faculty of African descent at Western, black and white photographic portraits will be displayed in select galleries throughout Western Libraries, the Multicultural Center, and Carver Gym through the month of February.
The exhibition offers an opportunity to recognize the collective excellence among us by featuring some of the many unsung scholars and heroes who are part of Western’s community. Each image is accompanied by a quote chosen by the individual featured in the photo. This exhibition is free and open to the public, and available for viewing during the open hours of the various locations.
This project is the result of a collaboration among multiple partners at Western, including the Ethnic Student Center, the Black Student Union, the African-Caribbean Club, the Viking Union, Western Libraries, Student Outreach Services, Men’s Resiliency, and the Digital Media Center.
Special thanks to Victoria Matey and Adam Haizlip for initiating and leading the project, to the Associated Students Publicity Center for printing the photographs, to photographer Thomas Meade, and to the members of the Western community who are featured in this exhibition.