The LSU Black History Month Committee is proud to announce its annual AACC Jazz Brunch! The brunch is a premier event in a series of programs designed to celebrate Black History Month during the month of February here at LSU.
In honor of our annual Black History Month Celebration, we would like to take the time to recognize those individuals who truly embody passion, dedication, and commitment to service at our annual Jazz Brunch. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the contributions of faculty & staff, volunteers, community members, supporters, donors, and others who work to advance the lives of other African Americans.
AACC Legacy Award
The AACC Legacy Award is awarded to a trailblazer who earnestly gives back to the African American community and upholds the beliefs and mission of the AACC. This individual continues to impact the lives of those around them.
The African American Cultural Center thrives because of the common threads that tie us together, a definition that fully embodies the meaning of Umoja. One who exhibits the principle of Umoja encourages others to strive for unity among the African American student, faculty, and staff populations and/or the entire Baton Rouge community.
Translated from Swahili to mean “purpose,” the Nia Award is bestowed upon an individual who is dedicated to the development of others, works collectively to build community, and upholds the sacredness of tradition. One who embodies the principle of Nia encourages others to get in touch with their inner being and pushes them to their fullest life potential.
The Ujima Award is given to an individual who continually offers himself or herself for service, not only at LSU but also in the neighboring community. A volunteer is selfless, gives back, and sacrifices their time for the greater good of the community.
Kuumba, translated as “creativity,” is a marker of the talented and the progressive. The recipient of the Kuumba Award is an individual that uses their creativity to impact the lives of others and leaves an inimitable impression on their community.
Please contact Dr. Kenya Messer for more information firstname.lastname@example.org .