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February 22, 2018
1825 - The First Haitian National Library

In 1825, the first Haitian National Library was established (Janson). This was during the presidency of Jean-Pierre Boyer. Boyer was one of the leaders of the Haitian Revolution, which was the only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state that was both free from slavery and ruled by non-whites and former captives. It challenged long-held...

February 16, 2018

What is The NEA Big Read?

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to broaden our understanding of what we know through the joy of sharing and discussing books that reflect many different voices and perspectives.

The University of Wisconsin Colleges is one of 75 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read...

February 8, 2018

February is celebrated in the United States as Black History Month. 

The celebration is an opportunity to focus on the contributions and unique experiences of African Americans in the history and culture of the United States.

Although there are other heritage months-- Women’s History Month (March), Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May), Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15...