Celebrating Black History Month

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Here's a look at how some colleges and universities around the country are celebrating Black History Month.

Alabama State University

Lecture: Ida B. Wells Lecture Series

Competition: Black History Month Speech Competition

Benedict College (S.C.)

Presentation and lecture: Minister Tony Hare, a Benedict College alumnus and founder of the Stop the Violence Tour

Presentation: African-American History Month Brought to Life: historical analysis and interpretation, essays and poetry, theatrical recreations of historical events, art displays, and musical presentations

Workshop: Personal Financial Planning: budgeting, establishing and maintaining credit and basic investment tips

Bowling Green State University (Ohio)

Luncheon: Black History Month Kickoff Luncheon

Performance: "The Best of Dinner Theatre" comedian Jay Lamont

Forum: Fade to Black With the African People's Association: Open Forum on the Relationships Between Black Americans and Africans

Lecture: Dr. Angela M. Nelson, chair, department of popular culture, BGSU - the books, articles and college courses on hip-hop culture

Event: Taste of February

California State University, Northridge

Performance: "Ain't Misbehavin" - The Fats Waller Musical Show

Foothill Community College (Calif.)

Lecture: Black History Month Lecture Series Part I: Nile Valley & Ancient African Civilization

Dance: Love & Protect: Foothill College Valentine's Day Dance

Awards: 10th Annual African Achievers Awards

Concert: "Make a Joyful Noise Gospel Concert"

George Mason University (Va.)

Performance: "Roots, Rhythms, and Soul - A Celebration of Culture Through Music," Gye Nyame Dance Troupe and reggae-rock group Fear Nuttin'

Concert: Randall's Rhythms - Mason's own Jazz Ensemble

Seminar: "Health Risks to African-Americans"

Howard University (D.C.)

Event: Golden Key International Honor Society: Black History Month Program

Loyola Marymount University (Calif.)

Concert: The World Music Chamber Series William Chatman Nyaho

Lincoln University (Pa.)

Black History Month Convocation

Miami-Dade College (Fla.)

Meet the Author: Geoffrey Philp - Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories and Benjamin, My Son

Workshops: Adinkra Symbols Workshops, Brenda Jordan, artist

Performance: "A Storydance: A Creative Interpretation of the Anansi Stories" - Freddick Bratcher and Company Contemporary Dance Theatre

Norfolk State University (Va. …