NOVA students, faculty, and staff recently enjoyed the 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon, hosted by the Association of African American Life and History, the founders of Black History Month. This year’s theme, Black Migrations, captured the many stories of the migration and “400 Years of Perseverance” of African Americans. Students were engaged and enamored by the magnitude of the event, the quality of the panelist discussion, and the collective, rich culture embedded in African American History. One student remarked, “I was impressed by all of these people who did well for themselves and got their education, despite segregation and hardships. I also enjoyed the platform for authors.”
NOVA was acknowledged at the luncheon, which was attended by Jelani Cobb, Lonnie Bunch, Julianne Malveaux, Johnnetta Cole, and Kojo Nnamdi among others.
Special thanks to Student Life and the Alexandria Campus for sponsoring this opportunity for NOVA students.