Tag: Black History

3 Feb, 2015

CSSW Celebrates Black History Month

Last week a South Carolina court absolved the Friendship Nine of their “trespassing” conviction of 54 years ago for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter. We see this as an apt way to start this year’s celebrations of Black History Month.

3 Sep, 2013

Commemorating the March on Washington

We offer a collection of tributes and reflections on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, from several members of the Columbia School of Social Work community—some of whom were there!






30 May, 2013

Graduation Round-up, May 2013

After participating in Columbia University’s traditional commencement with bambams in hand, CUSSW’s 2013 graduating class descended upon New York’s historic Beacon Theatre. There they received their social work diplomas as well as the wisdom of keynote speaker Vernon Jordan. A grand time was had by all!






13 Mar, 2013

Vernon Jordan to Serve as CUSSW Commencement Speaker

The Columbia University School of Social Work announced today that Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., will serve as speaker for its commencement ceremony Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in the Beacon Theatre, on Broadway and 72nd Street.