Black History Month

COD Hosts African American Read-In

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For more than 20 years College of DuPage has made reading and writing part of it’s celebration of Black History Month. This week, COD renewed that tradition with the African American Read-In. First Light host Brian O’Keefe attended the event for this story

College of DuPage interim President Dr. Brian Caputo read from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech as part of the annual African American Read-In

College of DuPage interim President Dr. Brian Caputo read from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech as part of the annual African American Read-In

Panel Discusses African Americans In The Time of War

Earlier this week, College of DuPage hosted a panel discussion as part of its annual Black History Month celebration. The event brought together a student veteran, two faculty members who served, a veteran who served as president of the COD Foundation, and the first African American woman to reach the rank of Major General in the United States Army. First Light host Brian O'Keefe had a chance to talk with Major General, retired Marcia Anderson

Retired U.S. Army Major General Marcia Anderson (left) and Army reservist and College of DuPage student Tanika Moore  share a story during this week’s “African-Americans in Times of War” panel discussion. (Press Photography Network/Special to College of DuPage)

Retired U.S. Army Major General Marcia Anderson (left) and Army reservist and College of DuPage student Tanika Moore  share a story during this week’s “African-Americans in Times of War” panel discussion. (Press Photography Network/Special to College of DuPage)

College of DuPage Celebrates Black History Month

College of DuPage will celebrate Black History throughout the month of February with a series of special events and a photography exhibit. COD's Manager of Student Diversity and Inclusion David Swope joined First Light host Brian O'Keefe for a discussion of the theme and the agenda for this year's Black History Month celebration

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