Friday, February 5, 2010

Soledad Starts Off U of the Pacific's Black History Month Events


Soledad O'Brien helped the University of the Pacific start its official Black History Month events on February 3rd by speaking and answering questions during an appearance on the Stockton campus.
“One gets to talk about black history, and when you talk about Black History Month now people want to know what's happening in Haiti, too. It reminds me about our history.”

O'Brien, who recently returned from covering Haiti's earthquake tragedy for CNN, also spent a year producing a 2009 documentary — “CNN Presents: Black in America” — that resonates appropriately with “Our Story,” the theme of Pacific's 12th Black History Month program.

“I really sort of think about Black History Month as a living, breathing element,” said O'Brien, 43, in a phone interview from her CNN office in New York on Tuesday. “Lots of stories continue to revolve around people of color. The country's minorities now will be a majority no sooner than 2050.”

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