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Celebrating Black History

Celebrating Black History a look at how selected colleges and universities celebrate Black History Month.

•  Alabama A&M University
Exhibit: “A Spirit People: One View of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage”

•  Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Performance: Young People’s Concert:
Afro-Caribbean Ensemble

•  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Performance: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

•  California State University, Sacramento
Poetry: “Get on the Mic, Gamma Poetry Night,” sponsored by Gamma Phi Delta
Workshop: “Woman to Woman Empowerment”
Panels: “Prop 209: What’s Legal? What’s Not?” and “Racial Classification vs. Racial Preference”

•  Edmonds Community College, Wash.
Multimedia: Room-in-Nation, a unique multimedia experience allows students to ponder and learn about diverse cultures in the
United States

•  Knox College, Ill.
Lecture: “Knox College and the Western
Illinois Underground Railroad,” by Owen Muelder, director of the Underground
Railroad Freedom Center at Knox College
Lecture: “BCD’s of Black Female & Black Male Relationships,” by Fred Hord, professor of Black studies at Knox College and founder of the Association for Black Culture Centers
Performance: Umoja Community Gospel Choir

•  Lycoming College, Penn.
Performance: Slam poet, E-Baby
Lecture: Dr. Alvin Poussaint, author, psychiatrist, social critic and consultant to “The Cosby Show”

•  McNeese State University, La.
Film Series: “4 Little Girls”; “Underground Railroad”; “Eyes on the Prize”; “Separate but Equal”; “Imitation of Life”
Performance: Jazz Clarinetist Alvin Baptiste
Performance Art: “Embodying Blackness”

•  Miami Dade College North Campus, Fla.
Lecture/Tribute: “Bob Marley, Apostle of Freedom,” by Professor Geoffrey Philp
Panel: “The Cosby Conversation: The Educational Imperative & the African-American Community”
Cultural Bazaar: featuring food, music, arts and crafts of the African Diaspora

•  Miami University of Ohio
Lecture Series: Aaron McGruder, creator of the comic strip, “Boondocks”

•  Health Fair: Reducing Health Disparities
Play: “American Menu” by Don Wilson Glenn
Film: “Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey”

•  Old Dominion University, Va.
Lecture: President’s Lecture Series
“The Politics of Equality:” Dr. Roger Wilkins, Pulitzer-Prize winner, commentator on National Public Radio, professor of history & culture, George Mason University

•  Otterbein College, Ohio
Lecture: “Where Are the Brothers At?: Black Male Leadership Needed,” by Shakeer
Abdullah of Ohio State University
Panel Discussion: “Locked Up: Life on the Outside,” sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

•  Philander Smith College, Ark.
Panel Discussion: “Importance of Physical Fitness, Dieting, Aging and Health,” with former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, Dr. Al-Assad Rasheed, former NFL star Keith Jackson and Bishop Felton E. May
Student Essay Contest: “What I Can Do to Promote a Healthy Body, Mind and Spiritual Connection in my Community?”

•  Reed College, Ore.
Exhibit: “Black Panthers 1968: Photographs by Ruth-Marion Baruch & Pirkle Jones”
Performance: The Fairfield Four, Gospel group
Lecture: Dr. Cornel West, professor of religion and African American studies, Princeton
University, followed by book signing
Poetry Reading: Poet Tim Seibles, author of Buffalo Head Solos, Hurdy-Gurdy,
Hammerlock and Body Moves

•  Siena College, N.Y.
Music Series: A Musical Tribute to Black
History Month, program devoted to Black composers from around the world

•  Troy State University, Ala.
Conferences: African-American Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Institute for Leadership, and the African American Youth Conference, sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Performance: Black History Month Step Show, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

•  University of Alabama-Birmingham
Performance: Alabama Ballet presents the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

•  University of California, San Diego
Film Series: “Ray”; “Dangerous Ground”; “Stormy Weather”; “Emperor Jones”; “Woman Thou Art Loosed”
Contest: Essay contest incorporating theme: “Powerful Voices: Celebrating the Voices of the African Diaspora”
Panel: “Minority Reports: Being an Ethnic Minority in a Majority Culture,” sponsored by International Affairs Group and International House

•  University of Georgia, Athens
Performance: The Princely Players: “On the Road to Glory.” Superb voices present song and poetry from the earliest African Americans through the Civil War and the civil rights movement.

•  University of Texas at El Paso – African American Studies Program
Lectures: “Critical Race Theory,” by Dr. John Marquez; “Issues for the African American Community in the 21st Century,” by Phillip Hutchings; “Slavery’s Shadow: The U.S. Prison System as a Replacement for Chattel Slavery” by Dr. Askari Hodari
Music: Gospel Explosion

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