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A great night for UMOJA

February 8, 2013

Stephanie O’Dell / The Courier - Members of UMOJA discuss their plans for Black History Month.

It is black history month and one way to commemorate historically African American figures is by recognizing all they have done in paving the way for America. On Friday, February 1, UMOJA held an electronic jeopardy game in the highlander room.

This game consisted of black history questions of historical black inventors, athletes, musicians, actors and activists.

“The purpose of this event is to get all cultures to understand where we come from,” said Ali, Zakiyyah Vice President of UMOJA. “Things that we see every day were created by African Americans who at that time struggled to have their voices heard. The least we could do is recognize their strength and accomplishments.”

The event lasted an hour and a variety of prizes were given out. “Compared to last year these students were very competitive,” said UMOJA President Raven Robinson. “There was more participation from the freshman class. They were being very active and were very open to idea of playing jeopardy. Overall, jeopardy was a success.”

You’ll be seeing more of UMOJA during Black History Month during the following events: African American Education Night on Wednesday Feb. 6,  7 p.m. Tartan Room and UMOJA fashion show on Wednesday Feb. 13, 9 p.m. Scotland Yard.

Helen Gebreselassie
Contributing Writer

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