Black History Month At UAlbany

Samuel Caldwell, the Interim Chief Diversity Officer & Assistant Vice President of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University at Albany, discusses the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and two of the main events being put on in honor of Black History Month.

On Feb. 22 2021 at 7pm, UAlbany hosted a virtual celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will be hosted by LaTosha Brown, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter.

UAlbany has also partnered with the New York State Museum and the New York State Writers Institute to bring the “First Step to Freedom” art exhibit to campus. The exhibit, which is only open to students due to COVID-19, features the only surviving version of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in President Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting and the only known audio recording of a speech written and delivered by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in New York City in September 1962 for the Proclamation’s centennial.