Tag: Black History Month

Black Pioneers: Silas H. Hunt

On this date in 1948, Silas Hunt applied for admission to the U of A’s law school. He became the first African American student admitted to the university since Reconstruction.

Black Pioneers: Albert King

Influential blues guitarist Albert King first played professionally in and around Osceola, Ark. where he moved with his family in 1931.

Black History Month Events: Feb. 1-7

Black History Month gets underway this week with a variety of events including an acrobatics performance, a poetry series and a showcase of rap and hip hop artists.