Black on Campus: A photo story honoring Black History Month

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Sydney Baskett smiles as she talks about the long journey that black women go through to love their hair.

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Michelle Beverly teaches Media Studies at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism. Many black students at Mercer University gravitate towards her when concerned of racial issues on campus.

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Freshman at Mercer University, Brianna Ramsay takes notes during a branding workshop held for minority students.

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Tayanna Smith teaches a dance workshop on the cultural significance of Caribbean dance at Mercer University

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Elijah Hawkins explains the frustration that many minority students experience has majority student question about their culture specifically on their difference in hair care.

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Sydney Baskett smiles as she talks about the long journey that black women go through to love their hair.