Fairmont State University held an event of inclusion for the campus and community to enjoy together, as black history month is coming to a close.
Fairmont State’s Black Student Union welcomed students and faculty to enjoy an educational afternoon of learning about change-makers within the African American community.
During Fairmont State’s Black History Month presentation, students role played as inventors and leaders, while showcasing displays of the respective person they would portray.
“The importance of everything is to bring our community and more students here on campus together. Because one of the things in our mission is to be unified as a body. Like, it’s not just for blacks. It’s for everybody to understand our history and this country and celebrate the differences.”
“I hope that the students will work together. We didn’t do such a good job of that when I was a student here and I think the possibilities for this generation are awesome and so I’m hopeful to see more partnerships, more coming together, more work that helps not only what’s going on on campus, but the community and nation.” said Dr. Amena Oliver Anderson, Fairmont State Alum and current Professor of Leadership Studies at West Virginia University.
Fairmont State will continue celebrating, as the Black Student Union will host a black history month celebration soulfood dinner Thursday night in the dining hall from 4 to 8pm for the campus and community.