Outreach and Arts, 1980s and 1990s
In the 1980s and 1990s, the BSM continued its efforts to educate people about African American history and conduct outreach programs. They sponsored Black History Month events, during which they visited a correctional institute. Also, they sponsored Discovery, a day-long program of events about the African American experience; Black Arts Festival; poetry and photography contests; and a teach-a-day, where students taught in nearby schools for 45 minutes about some aspect of African American history. They also held Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday celebrations. After Dr. Sonja Stone passed away in 1991, the BSM held a two-week celebration of her life and legacy. They also sponsored a "BSM buddy program," which paired students of various backgrounds with African American students.
-- Photos: 1997 Yackety Yack, p. 62, p. 120