Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Throughout February, the Windward community held a number of events celebrating the month, including a kickoff on the Bridge, an UNO game day, and a Speaker Series event featuring Dr. Donald E. Grant Jr.
To close out Black History Month, on February 27 Windward students performed poetry, song, and dance during a special Monday Morning Meeting. First, counselor Tammy Clem recited a powerful piece by Riley Taylor '25. Next, Kaleo Knight '26 sang a fantastic rendition of "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone. Finally, as the closer, Joel Muepo '25 performed a dance piece to the music of JJ Harris '25, who is not only a producer but also a member of the Boy's Basketball Team.
"Black History Month was an absolute success this year from the food on the Bridge to the posters of black figures around campus created by the Black Student Union," said Ryan Shelven, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Coordinator. "Thank you to the faculty and facilities members who made this month so special, as well as all of the performers and everyone involved during Black History Month. Let's continue to celebrate black excellence during this month and throughout the year!"