Proud to be: KU students share what they love about their culture

The theme and main campaign of Black History Month this year is ‘proud to be’. KU students shared keywords that embody what they are personally proud of within their culture.


Amira Ali, psychology student

“VIBES. The loyalty of our people. Prideful. Funny. Resilience. Social.”

Student holding up a sign saying vibes.

Natalie Sawiras, psychology student

“I am proud of my culture because it identifies my morals and my unique traditions.”

Student holding up a sign saying: "I am proud of my culture because it identified my morals and my unique tradition."

Abdulli Mohamed, computer science student

“Food.”

Student holding up a sign saying food.

Fallon Lucas, forensics student

“Continuation of Black Excellence!”

Student holding up a sign saying the continuation of black excellence.

Chyrell Ottley, biological sciences

“Celebration. Parties. Carnival.”

Student holding up a sign saying parties, celebration and carnival.

All photos by Eleanor Yates.

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