A week after Black Panther hit theaters and about three weeks after PUC’s own Dr. Terrence Roberts returned to speak for several lectures, I have the privilege of presenting The Campus Chronicle’s special Black History Month Edition. Since its founding in 1882, Pacific Union College has witnessed many events in Black history, from the decisions of Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896) and Brown vs. The Board of Education (1954), to former US president Barak Obama’s two terms at the White House (2008-2016). The school has even served as the alma mater for the likes of Arna Bontemps and Dr. Roberts, members of the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights Movement, respectively.
It is pertinent, therefore, to highlight a culture that makes up a portion of PUC, both past and present. In recent years, this group has again felt tumultuous times and plain disrespect from multiple fronts. PUC is the home of a diverse student body and when one portion of its family hurts, the rest of us come together to support and uplift. We have had Black Lives Matter marches on campus and discussions on racial interactions here at PUC. The more awareness, the better.
Socrates once said, “To know thyself is the beginning
of wisdom,” and so it is with this in mind that I hope
readers of this issue will come to know their school, state, and even national community a little better. I hope you learn something you may not have known, either about Black Culture as a whole, or here at PUC. February is the designated month to celebrate Black History, but it is never the wrong time to learn more about your peers.
Daniel Grigore, Editor-in-Chief