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VSU Legend: Jessie Tuggle’s story (Extended version)

Jessie “The Hammer” Tuggle wasn’t the biggest kid coming out of high school. Even after being voted MVP of his Griffin High School football team that he led to the state semi-finals his senior year, Division I recruiters thought he was too small to compete at their level. In fact, at only 5’10 and 180 pounds, most Division II schools ...

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What does Black History Month mean to you?

Jonothan Smith, freshman political science major “Black history month to me is more appreciation of Black people who are actively making history. People today that are influencing the future of Blacks in America.” Robin T. Harrison, graduate student choral conducting major “Black History Month to me means remembering the people and events that gave me the liberties to live comfortably ...

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Copeland Museum gleams into Black history

VSU’s Copeland African American Museum (CAAM) features different artifacts in Thaxton Hall with new hours provided for Black History Month. CAAM has a wide-ranging number of precious artifacts of African American descent that help to create the heritage that exists today. This includes letters from historical figures, instruments that were played by bona fide artists and clips from events that ...

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Black History Month playlist: 10 essential songs

Throughout history, musicians have used their art as a form of communicating messages. For minorities, not only can music relay a message, but it can be a form of protest, a call to action, a celebration of cultures and more. Black artists have used their voices to create an everlasting impact in the music industry through genres such as country, ...

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Dear black people: Stop begging for a seat at the table

A couple of weeks ago, social media went into an uproar because the Academy Award nominations seemed to include only white people. That is nothing new: a few years ago, #ocarssowhite was trending on Twitter for similar reasons. The end goal of the hashtag was to make the Academy more inclusive, which they were. That lasted about one award season. ...

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People Poll: What does Black History Month mean to you?

“In my opinion, I would say that Black History Month is where we remember and celebrate the achievements of African Americans. We also remember how they fought for us to be where we are right now. “ “It means seeing people of color in the spotlight for positive things. It’s always enriching to see how despite the odds people can ...

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The history of Black History Month at VSU

February is known as Black History Month. Americans use this month to recognize the achievements and contributions that African-Americans have left on the United States. Black History Month came about through a “Negro History Week.”  According to History.com, Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. The ANSLH was dedicated ...

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