Quick History: International Women’s Day

Need a quick history on International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange Campaign A Brief But Fascinating History of International Women’s Day College Students Explain Why They’re Participating in ‘A Day Without a Woman’ International Women’s Day: Calls to Action, Words of Praise and Rallies Who are the Women in Today’s Google Doodle?

International Women’s Day

Here at HBW we are using Women’s History Month to look at the contributions of women of color here in Kansas and throughout the country. We will be highlighting those who have made contributions to our collective cultural knowledge, as well as those who have become “hidden figures” themselves. On International Women’s Day we support #ADayWithoutAWoman and hope you will too. Here in Lawrence we […]

Lincoln’s Birthday

[By: Jerry W. Ward, Jr.] Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, celebrated his 208th birthday on February 12, 2017.  He did not fail to inform everyone that he was of the party of Donald John Trump.  In the first half of  the 20th century, a number of Negroes and their non-Negro allies esteemed Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.  They possessed fewer facts about Lincoln’s dream that the […]

Happy Birthday, Langston!

James Mercer Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902 in Joplin, MO. The famed poet, novelist, playwright, and essayist spent part of his childhood right here in Lawrence, KS. A new short film produced by KU Professor Madison Davis Lacy looks at Langston’s time here in Lawrence and how it helped to shape the trajectory of his renowned career. You can read more about Langston’s Lawrence […]


Dear HBW Family, WE MISSED YOU! As you might have noticed, we took an impromptu hiatus this winter. We took a step back to evaluate our goals, our ideas, and direction in this digital space. We are a fully-operational, student-led office at the University of Kansas that experienced great growth in 2016, but we still felt we weren’t doing quite enough to connect with you all. So, what’s new for 2017?