WABI covers Black History Month kick off at UMaine

WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine began its celebration of Black History Month with opening remarks and a flag raising. Kirsten Daley, president of the UMaine Black Student Union, described the monthlong celebration as “a remembrance of our past and how it affects us today, but also a celebration of all of the amazing things our community has done.” With support from the University of Maine Foundation, the Black Student Union announced a plan to create a scholarship fund for black leaders of color at UMaine, according to the report. Intermedia MFA student Eleanor Kipping also spoke at the event. As part of UMaine’s Black History Month observance, Kipping’s photography exhibition, “Brown Paper Bag Test,” will be on display throughout February at several locations on campus.