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Black Lives Matter

Dan Smith school photo

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.

Black lives matter artwork

"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."

 

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Calvin Hill, PhD, Vice President for Inclusion and Community Engagement, reflects on this important moment in history as a Black man, parent, and professional. 

 

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by Sabrina Williams '22

Feb. 03, 2020

"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.