APSU students represent many cultures, races and backgrounds. University organizations take part in recognizing the diversity among the student body.
On Thursday, Feb. 23, the Govs Programming Council and the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Culture Center hosted Black History Trivia in the MUC Food Court. The two organizations hosted the event to help promote Black History month.
“We are hoping for a big crowd between the two organizations. We want it to bring awareness and educate students about the different aspects of black history,” sophomore biology major and GPC member Zadonquez Newton said.
The trivia was a game show. Participants divided themselves into teams as individuals or a small group. Each team had a clicker to answer the questions as they appeared on the screen in the front.
The questions focused on famous African-American figures, from athletes to activists. Some questions centered around pieces from black history, while others were fun facts about different people.
“It’s cool that we can learn interesting facts about people while watching,” sophomore criminal justice major Marlin Lewis said. “I learned that Muhammad Ali threw his Olympic gold medal in the river.”
In addition to the trivia, there was raffle for prizes and random giveaways, including money and APSU gear. Students also got to enjoy a buffet of appetizers and some music.
“This is really fun. I like learning with other people. This event is important because black history is not something we really learn about in depth at school,” senior psychology major Kianna Marshall said.
Behind all the excitement, both the participants and the organizations came together to reflect on a piece of American history. The university shows their support for their students by honoring the importance of the diversity they represent.