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Passion for Life: A Black History Month Portrait of Dr. Marvin Wells

Feature image for Black History Month Profile of Dr. Marvin Wells

It was 1969 – the final year of a decade marked by tragedy and riddled with change. Nixon was president, the country was embroiled in Vietnam, Woodstock invaded Max Yasgur’s dairy farm, and civil rights set the stage for what …

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Exploring the Dark Days of Lynching in Duval County

While Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, it is also a time to recognize the fortitude and perseverance this community has displayed in the face of adversity. Jim Crow laws, segregation and enslavement are just a few of …

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Learning About Black History in Jacksonville

In order to know where we’re going, we first have to understand where we’ve been, and Jacksonville’s rich African American history can help us do just that. The following sites provide a look back at the tragedies, racial injustice and …

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Jay Myztroh of Stono Echo on Heritage, Equality and Education

WAVE Magazine staff sat down with Jacksonville University (JU) Alumnus Jeremy McKinnies to catch up on life since earning his Bachelor of Music in Composition and Theory. Better known to regional audiences as Jay Myztroh of the duo Stono Echo,

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Growing Student Inclusion Center & JU Community Celebrate Black History Month

By Sheri Webber

Patrice Abner arrived on campus as Director of Student Inclusion in July 2017. Today, the Jacksonville University (JU) Student Inclusion Center teems with guests, mostly students, and some visiting for the first time.

Abner’s experience in community

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Honoring courage and vision during Black History Month

As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect upon the accomplishments, courage and vision of our African-American community, as well as of those from across the entire African diaspora who have excelled in ways both big and small.

We join …

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