VESTAL (WBNG) – Binghamton University held a event on campus Monday to celebrate Black History Month.
The school’s Black Student Union organized the event along with the Multicultural Resource Center.
Participants enjoyed food, drinks, live singing and a keynote speech.
The Black Student Union says their theme for Black History Month this year is “Resilience: Achieving Black Excellence in All Aspects.”
“We are focused on black excellence and how black people who have historically been challenged throughout history have been able to achieve excellence in all fields,” said the vice president of the Black Student Union, Jonah Liautaud.
Students stressed the importance of remembering and being inspired by those who came before them.
“After all these years of freedoms and civil right we had fought for, we are still fighting. So it’s very important that we celebrate people before us and that we could leave a legacy for the future,” said Liautaud.
This event is only the beginning for the student union as they will be hosting more events throughout the month, including another keynote speaker at the end of the month.