Black History Month
Dan Smith `60 has lived the American racial story. He is the son of a slave. He was chased to within inches of his life by the Klan on a haunting night in Alabama. He marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. He attended the inaugurations of Barack Obama. He was screamed at by a white cop as he tried to save a white girl’s life.
"As the Student Trustee, my role is to represent the student body, but I understand that I don’t speak for everyone. Instead of just hearing from me, I talked to students about the Black and people of color experience at Springfield College, what they want to see change, and their current feelings."
An Olympic athlete, a doctor specializing in infectious diseases, a paratrooper in the US army, an LGBTQ activist. Tom Waddell `59 was many things, including the founder of the Gay Games.
Calvin Hill, PhD, Vice President for Inclusion and Community Engagement, reflects on this important moment in history as a Black man, parent, and professional.
"Black History Month is a time of reflection for me, but it is also a time of celebration. "
Sabrina Williams, a student at Springfield College, shares what Black History Month means to her and how being biracial shaped the way she learned about herself and her roots.
As part of our Faces of Diversity series with the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement, Stephanie Logan, associate professor and education department chair, describes her journey to Springfield College and how she continues to keep social justice teaching, learning, and leadership at the forefront of her work.
Alexandra MacPherson has her hands full as a double major in Dance and Physical Therapy, but she loves how the two programs complement one another. Alexandra talks about what sets Dance at Springfield College apart from other schools and how the experiences will impact her future.
Through the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement, Nicholas Perenick joined fellow students on an educational Spring Break trip that followed the paths of the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine, Florida.