Black History Month at Harvard has definitely been one of my favorite parts of the semester. In addition to big events with delicious food, we have the chance to honor Black historical figures, faculty members, and even current students for their achievements. The Black Students Association (BSA), Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers (HSBSE), Harvard College Black Pre-Law Association (BPLA), Association of Black Harvard Women (ABHW), Black Men’s Forum (BMF), and many other organizations took part in raising awareness about and celebrating Black History.
One of the events, titled Black and Brilliant, was the perfect opportunity to honor faculty members and current Harvard College Seniors for their work in the Black Community and beyond. Taking part in such a great event and recognizing just how much the student honorees have done in their 4 years of college was inspirational. These students are amazing and I feel privileged to be able to call them friends.
I was also lucky enough to interview one of the honorees!
Watch the video below to hear about Celebrating Black History and to get a look at an exclusive interview I had with the Dazzling Ekene Obi-Okoye – Harvard College Class of 2012.