The Black History Discussion
The ACCL 3rd annual black history month / community voices event which was held virtually on February 23, 2021 was a great success. The guest speaker, Miss Sonia Asante shared with us some success stories and accomplishments of some blacks who made history in their time. She led the conversation on some achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, she spoke a bit about what they stood for. These three heroes stood for unity, peace, freedom, equal rights and justice for all. She threw the question to all of us about what we are doing to impact our generation and the next. The mantle has been given to us now to also mark a difference.
Members of the community opened up on challenges with pandemic and how to help ourselves.
Articles by Dr. Shannon Mokoro
Shannon Mokoro is the Vice-Chair and Treasurer of ACCL. She is a Professor of Social Work and Director of the MSW Program at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. She has a variety of scholarly interests including faith-based social work, social work with refugees and immigrants, and all things related to African American history.
A look at the Black Church: https://merrimacknewspaper.com/index.php/2021/02/11/honor-black-history-month-a-look-at-the-black-church/
African American milestones: https://merrimacknewspaper.com/index.php/2021/02/17/celebrating-african-american-military-milestones/