Black History Month founder to speak Feb. 12 at UB

Robert S. Pritchard, founder of Black History Month and founder-chairman of the Panamerican-Panafrican Association Inc., will speak Monday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in 148 Diefendorf Hall on the South Campus. His presentation, entitled "Change But No Progress," is being held under the auspices of UB's Black Student Union. It is free and open to the public.

The Panamerican-Panafrican Association, Inc. is a non-governmental organization with consultive status before the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Pritchard established Black History Month as a national/international observance, expanding Negro History Week, which was founded in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. While visiting university campuses, he tells a new generation of Americans about the history and growth of Black History Month

Pritchard appeared recently on CNN as a race relations specialist on a program observing the birthday of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Pritchard is credited with being one of America's first professional African American concert pianists.

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