- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - The University of Central Oklahoma will observe Black History Month with more than a dozen special events.

Black History Month will be observed in February to honor the accomplishments and history of African-Americans and to examine the issues now facing the community.

Stevie Johnson, coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at UCO, says the events will empower students to engage in discussions about race and socioeconomic status that question the status quo of society.

Black History Month events kick off on Feb. 4 with a keynote from Willard C. Pitts, president of the Board of Directors for Community Adolescent Rehabilitation Effort, and the African-American Faculty and Staff Association and the Black Student Association’s annual recognition of those who are making significant contributions to the UCO campus and community.

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