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'We want to highlight the positive nature of these African American students'

NAACP closes Black History Months celebrating student art (SBG).

EUGENE, Ore. - The NAACP continues to celebrate Black History Month as February comes to an end.

For the first time, the Eugene-Springfield chapter of the NAACP opened up their door to University students in order to express their African identity through paintings.

The NAACP President says this gallery walk is the last even to end the month celebrating black excellence.

"We want to highlight the positive nature of these African American students, and talk about some of the great creative things that they think about and how they reflect on our lives," said Eric Richardson.

The gallery opens Friday night at the Historic Mims House in Eugene and will continue until Monday afternoon. The gallery walk is free, and donations are suggested for the student artists.

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