Black History Events in February

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Black History Events in February


ON THE WEB

Celebration of African-American History Month: Florida

Community College at Jacksonville home page with links to other

African-American related web sites. Go to www.fccj.cc.fl.us and

link to Dr. Gwen Chandler-Thompson's Home Page under Learning

Resources at Open Campus.

ALL FEBRUARY

Art exhibit: The Films of Richard Norman, a silent filmmaker of

African American Culture, will be on display at Jacksonville

University, Alexander Brest Museum, 2800 University Blvd. N.

Details: (904) 745-7374.

TOMORROW

Black History Month celebration: Weekly activities and guest

speakers for all ages every Monday in February. 4 p.m., Brown

Eastside branch library, 1390 Harrison St. Details: (904) 630-5466.

Open House: The Clara White Mission will host an Open House in

observance of Black History Month through Feb. 26. 9:30 to 11

a.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays only, 613 W.

Ashley St. Details: (904) 354-4162.

Business presentation: "African-American and Business:

Empowerment for the Future," with Al and Marva Randolph, owners

of Al-Mar Heritage House. 11 a.m. to noon, Florida Community

College at Jacksonville auditorium, 101 W. State St. Free.

Details: (904) 633-8139.

TUESDAY

Business presentation: "African-Americans and Business:

Empowerment for the Future," with Ronald Belton, business leader

and chairman of the State Board of Community Colleges.

Performances by Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

students. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Florida Community College at

Jacksonville Kent Campus auditorium, 3939 Roosevelt Blvd. Free.

Details: (904) 632-3269.

Literary Club Salutes African American Poets: Phyllis McEwen,

poet/performance artist, will discuss the lives and work of some

of the most popular American black women poets including

Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.

Meeting is 10 a.m., Penney Retirement Community Barrows Hall,

Willbanks Road, Penney Farms. Details: 284-8556 or 284-0763.

WEDNESDAY

Art Gallery exhibit: Features Haitian art sculpture by Daniel

Wynn and other artists. Through Feb. 27. Florida Community

College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus second floor art gallery,

101 W. State St. Free. Details: (904) 632-3269.

Business presentation: "African-Americans and Business:

Empowerment for the Future," with a panel of local entrepreneurs

to discuss career paths. 11 a.m. to noon, Florida Community

College at Jacksonville North Campus auditorium, 4501 Capper

Road. Free. Details: (904) 632-3269.

THURSDAY

Lecture Series: "20th Century African American Artist," every

Thursday in February. Cost is $35 for four or $10 per lecture,

1:30-2:30 p.m., The Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, 4160

Boulevard Center Drive. Details: (904) 398-8336.

FRIDAY

Exploring African-American culture: Special history program

every Friday in February. 4 p.m., Brentwood branch library, 3725

Pearl St. Pre-registration is required. Details: (904) 630-0924.

Movie showing: "Glory." 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Florida

Community College at Jacksonville Kent Campus auditorium, 3939

Roosevelt Blvd. Free. Details: (904) 632-3269.

12th Annual African-American Scholarship Benefit: "Having Our

Say," a highly acclaimed Broadway play that tells the story of

the Delany sisters -- two pioneering African-American women who

grew up in the turbulent times just after the Civil War. 8 p.m.,

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. …

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