US Embassy, UB launch Black History Month film festival

Miller. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Miller. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The University of Botswana (UB) and the United States of America embassy launched the12th Annual Black History Month Film Festival at the UB Library Auditorium on Monday.

The collaboration between the English Department and the American Embassy started in 2004 and each year in February they commemorate Black History month through a screening of films that complement material covered in courses on African American Literature and History at UB.

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognising the central role of African Americans in US history. The event grew out of  Negro History Week,  the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every US president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

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