As part of its 2021 Black History Month programming, Jacksonville University successfully launched “Diversity and Discussion.” This conversational series is devoted to exploring issues of contemporary significance to the Black community. Each presentation was hosted by a moderator with expertise …Read More »
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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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
By Sheri Webber
He dared to be the first. Not just once, but again and again. In 1931, he watched the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra perform his work and five years later, he made history conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The …Read More »
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,… Read More »
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
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 …Read More »