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Women’s History Month at Lafayette College continues with the first presentation of “A Salute to Black Womanhood” from 7-8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, in the common room of Keefe Hall. (Please note: this is a change of location. The program was originally scheduled for Colton Chapel.).

Sponsored by the Brothers of Lafayette, an organization of black students promoting unity through campus and community activities, the event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to nominate black women for awards in five categories: leadership, community service, achievement, athletics, and motherhood. There will be two awards presented at the event in each category, one to a Lafayette student and one to a member of the community.

“Women are a vital part of all our lives, yet their contributions to society have yet to be fully appreciated,” says event chairman Kenya Allen, a sophomore from Oakdale, Pa. “The same is especially true with regard to black women. For many years, black women have persevered over adversity to make significant contributions in the home, the community, and beyond.”

An essay of 150-250 words explaining why a nominee deserves an award must accompany each nomination. A panel of judges representing the Brothers of Lafayette, faculty, and college administration will pick the winning entries. Nomination forms are due March 20 and should be mailed to SBW Nominations, Brothers of Lafayette, Box 9408, Easton, PA 18042.

Along with the awards presentations, different forms of artistic expression will be used in presenting tributes to black women in general. There also will be special recognition for the black women of the Lafayette community.

For more information, contact Allen at 330-3131 or email

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