Central Washington University Celebrates Black History Month

(January 31, 2019)

The Museum of Culture and Environment

From Jan. 30 to March 16 the Museum of Culture and Environment will have an exhibit up to celebrate Black History Month in Dean hall. The exhibit comes from National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The NEH exhibit will provide visual culture and the struggle of civil rights. Lynn Bethke is the museum collections manager and provides the behind the scenes of the setup.

“The exhibit is very much focused on civil rights eras, 50s, 60s, and 70s, [and] racism during that time,” Bethke said.

According to their website, the Museum of Culture and Environment will be involved in other events such as “Being Black in Ellensburg,” “UN/ Belonging: Can people of color call Ellensburg home?” and “Intersectionality & Solidarity.”  These events will be taking place from Feb. 19 to Feb. 28.

The Observer