From M. Dixon, VP-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States.  Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black and African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. The event was the brainchild of historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans and has been officially recognized since 1976. To illuminate our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Shoreline CC will be providing a host of events to educate and celebrate black culture. A schedule of opportunities will be sent to the college early next week and we hope the entire college community will participate to learn more about traditions, barriers and opportunities to better serve our students.

Our first highlight to kick off Black History Month is:

Ellen Garrison Clark, a Black anti-slavery activist, civil rights advocate, and educator. Ms. Ellen Garrison Clark was born free in Concord, Mass., on April 24, 1823, owned by no one. She used her position to travel throughout the South for many years, teaching former slaves to read and write. Ms. Clark protected her citizenry with a passport, which confirmed her status as a free woman. Shoreline CC encourages you to explore more about Ellen Garrison Clark and her extensive contributions that advanced the lives of thousands of Black people.

Melanie Dixon

Pronouns: she/her/hers Why pronouns?

Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Building 1000 (Administration) Room 1019A

Shoreline Community College

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