VCU community comes together to celebrate Black History in the Making recipients
April 8, 2022
On Tuesday, April 5, the Department of African American Studies hosted a ceremony and reception to honor the 2022 recipients of the Black History in the Making award.
The Black History in the Making award was founded in 1983 by Daryl Dance, PhD, who served as program coordinator for African American Studies at the time.
The Department of African American Studies selected a junior faculty recipient and a staff recipient from submitted nominations. Wesley Taylor, assistant professor in the Art Foundation program and a professor of Graphic Design, received the junior faculty award. Aniya Hope, of the Business Essentials Unit, received the staff award.
The ceremony included a keynote address by Richmond poet laureate Roscoe Burems. Nathanael Clark, Alec Gary, and Ryan Gary provided live music. VCU student Laneecia Ricks served as event photographer.
Read more about this year's 53 recipients on our Black History in the Making page.