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Celebrating Black History: A Look at How Selected Colleges and Universities Celebrate Black History Month

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* ALAMO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE, TEXAS

Lecture: Special guests: Brown sisters from Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Panel: "Brown v. Board of Education: Where Are We Today?"; "Is There Equality in Education?"

* ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, ARIZ.

African Drum Ensemble: Delightful hour of African American and African music and a discussion of the genre, lead by Dr. Mark Sunkett. Lecture: "I Shook up the World! Muhammad All and the Politics of Popular Representation," presented by Matthew Whitaker. Presentation: "Sustained by Clay": Sculptor Helen Osman tells of her journey through brain injury and her survival.

* BLUFFTON COLLEGE, BLUFFTON, OHIO

Soul Food Dinner: Recipes collected over the years from the Deep South to the far North combine a variety of spices from the Caribbean and Africa.

* BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY, BOWLING GREEN, OHIO

5th Annual Black Issues Conference: "Definition Hip-Hop."

Concert: "The Life and Music of William Grant Still: Dean of African American Composers."

Lecture: "Racial Performativity and Anti Racist Performance," lecture by Professor Shannon Jackson, UC Berkeley.

Plays: "The Dutchman" and "Sally's Rape"--two one-act plays exploring the African American experience.

* INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON, IND.

Lecture: Black History Month keynote speaker Dr. Cornel West.

2nd Annual Africana Festival: "Unity in the Spirit of Diversity," includes music, dance, lectures, ethnic vendors multicultural, storytelling, student panel discussions, drumming workshops.

* NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY, NORFOLK, VA.

Lecture: "Unsung Heroes of Massive Resistance," presented by Dr. M. Boyd Jones and Mr. John Stokes; "Massive Resistance in Virginia," presented by Barbara Ciara, WTKR News Channel 3 managing editor and anchor; "Using the Internet for Research Related to African American History and Culture," presented by librarian Sherry Dupree; "Virginia and Massive Resistance," presented by Dr. Edward H. Peeples, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

* OTTERBEIN COLLEGE, WESTERVILLE, OHIO

Lecture: "Race Code War: The Power of Words, Images and Symbols on the Black Psyche," by Khari Enaharo, guest lecturer and author.

Panel: "Ghetto Fabulous: 21st Century Hip Hop Foolery"; "The Absence of Black Pride: Will It Return?"

* SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.

Forum: "What Have You Done For Me Lately?: From Black Women to Black Men."

Health and Wellness Day: Presentations and activities organized to make people aware of health issues the African American community faces.

Minority Career Exploration Dinner: Organized to enhance minorities' understanding of the value of higher education in today's competitive global marketplace. …