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Black History Month Celebration Features Poetry, Dance, Song, and Science – February 27, 2018

The Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) held its first annual Black History Month Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The noon event drew a diverse crowd – with attendees from the scientific and computing areas and Operations – filling the Building 50 auditorium to capacity. Mary Sidney, senior adviser to the Energy Technologies Area and AAERG co-founder, kicked off the event with a brief overview of the origins of Black History Month, an annual celebration that first took place at Kent State University in 1970. Since 1976, every U.S. president has designated February as Black History Month. More>>