The Daily Northwestern

Editorial: University shouldn’t relegate Black History Month recognition to students

February 4, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

University support of marginalized groups on campus is a storied concern. In 1968, more than 100 students occupied the Northwestern Bursar’s Office in protest after NU failed to meet a list of black students’ demands. Fast forward 50...

Closson: Expand your discussion, reflection of black history beyond one month

Troy Closson, Columnist

February 12, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

For my fifth grade American history class, I wrote a report on Rosa Parks. In honor of Black History Month, my teacher had us research a prominent figure of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and compose a short essay about their...

Mueller: How to approach Macklemore’s new song, ‘White Privilege II’

Corey Mueller, Columnist

February 2, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

About two weeks ago, Macklemore released a song called “White Privilege II.” I have had a lot of time to think about this song and I have struggled with it. Macklemore dropped this song right before Black History Month...

Art exhibit celebrating Black History Month to open at Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Marissa Page, City Editor

January 24, 2016

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

A new art exhibit celebrating Black History Month is set to open Jan. 31 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. The exhibit, titled “Justice for Peace,” was curated by Evanston resident Fran Joy, an artist whose work draw...

Former Negro League baseball player celebrated in Evanston

Edward Cox, Reporter

February 23, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Inside his South Evanston apartment, former Negro League player Ray Knox flipped through a calendar with black and white photos of baseball players, reminiscing in his deep, gravelly voice on the friendships he forged in the...