But why are most Americans limited in their knowledge of Black history, she wondered. After all, Black history is American history.
And so, through the art of storytelling, Bell will address the education of Americans regarding Black history in her presentation “Black History is American History,” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Memorial Student Center, Ballroom B.
Bell, a keynote speaker specializing in equity, diversity and inclusion, allyship, and LGBTQIA+ activism, will explore Black historical figures, experiences and important events that have shaped America’s past and present.
She encourages everyone to go beyond the basics of Black history “because knowing your past, helps open the doors to the future.”
The Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation at UW-Stout is also featuring two free community events:
- Black History Month: The Right to Protest, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, Memorial Student Center, Northwoods Room. This event will feature speakers Franciska Coleman, assistant professor of law at UW-Madison, and Jim Szymalak, assistant professor of political science at UW-La Crosse.
- Black Entrepreneurship, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, Sorensen Hall, room 205. This event is co-sponsored by Black Student Union. It will feature panelists Frank Brown, founder and owner of Minuteman Press; Keenan Grenell, CEO of Global Capital Group, LLC; Charles Ross, CEO of InBia; and Tamisha Butler, owner of Mesha&CO.