February may be Black History Month....but throughout the year, there are several events that will be receiving particular attention because of their importance. Shawn Alexander is the interim director of the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas. He explains why 2011 is such a landmark year for remembering some of the people, places and events that had such a profound effect on the African-American struggle for freedom.
Shawn Alexander is the interim director of the Langston Hughes Center at KU. For more information on the Center, on African-American history and some of the events planned in connection with Black History Month, visit the Langston Hughes Center on the web, via ku.edu.