Syracuse Community Celebrates Black History Month At Hendricks Chapel

Feb 27, 2019

Reverend Melvin Baker is an Associate Chaplain at SU's Hendrick's Chapel. He delivered a message during the celebration.
Credit Katie Zilcosky / WAER News

As Black History Month comes to an end, the Syracuse Comunity celebrated at Syraucse University's Hendrick's Chapel with music and a message of "Rough Blessings." The event was part of the Dean's Convocations, a weekly gathering designed to bring the community together with rotating music and differnt topics of reflection. 


Reverend Melvin Baker is an Associate Chaplain at Hendricks Chapel, and spoke at the event on his experiences as a black man. Baker also talked about the conversations on race he has had with students and the faith he hopes the community can find in times of challenge. 

Music at the event was performed by the Black Ceslestial Choral Ensemble of Syraucse University, the Hendricks Chapel Choir, and the Concert Choir