Black History Month 2013
28 Shades of Black
The Reawakening of Black Excellence
Every year, the executive board of the Black Student Union at Florida State University collectively gathers creative thoughts, plans, and ideas to execute the most exciting month of the school year, Black History Month. This year, BSU decided to theme the month, "28 Shades of Black: The Reawakening of Black Excellence."
There are various shades of black, perspectives of blackness, identification and examples of black culture. Within the black community, we can all identify with distinctive pieces of our black identity. Our views of ourselves and our culture can vary within different skin colors, ethnicities, social norms we subscribe to or even the era or geographical location in which we live.
For the 28 days in February, the Black Student Union and the Florida State University community come together to celebrate, think about, and reawaken the history and culture of the black community. Black History Month exemplifies and celebrates what it means to be black through creative thoughts and ideas, events, talent, and service.
The Master Coordinators, as well as the executive board of the Black Student Union hope to provide those inquiring about the African American and black culture can gain better insight into our community from our various different perspectives. We hope to reawaken Black Excellence through February and seek to expand the minds of our student body and reawaken our inner passion for social issues, music, leadership, and unity.