A Snapshot of Black History Month Celebrations; Take a Look at How a Few Colleges and Universities across the Country Celebrated Black History Month

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A Snapshot of Black History Month Celebrations; Take a Look at How a Few Colleges and Universities across the Country Celebrated Black History Month


1. BETHUNE-COOKMAN COLLEGE, DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.

Black History Trivia Tournament; Gospel Concert; African American Composers Concert

2. BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA.

Panel discussion: "Rasta, Reggae and Christianity: Lessons of Tolerance Between Cultures"; Performance: "An Evening with Langston & Martin": Actor Danny Glover performs theatrical readings from the writer Langston Hughes, and actor/director Felix Justice portrays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Lecture: "Prospects for Africans in the Diaspora in the 21st Century" -- presented by anthropologist, Africanist and educator, Dr. Niara Sudarkasa

3. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-FULLERTON

Lecture: "African American Male/Female Relationships," presented by Julie Stokes, assistant professor; Performance: Afro-ethnic Studies "Fusion," an evening of poetry; Gospel Fest 2002: "A Night of Entertainment and Celebration"

4. CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, CLEMSON, S.C.

Black History Trivia Gameshow; Film: Black History Month Movie Series: 4 Little Girls; Viewing of the documentary A Question of Color ... Color Consciousness in Black America

5. CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Lecture: Former congressman Louis Stokes shares his thoughts and reminiscences about his late brother Ambassador Carl Stokes' pre-eminent role in the history of Cleveland and his ebook Promises of Power, Exhibit: An exhibit featuring Carl Stokes, Cleveland State University Library; Lecture: "From Deferred Dreams to Promises of Power: Black Cleveland, 1919-1969," by Dr. Regennia Williams, Cleveland State University, Department of History

6. CORNELL COLLEGE, MT. VERNON, IOWA

Lecture: "When Chicken-Heads Come Home to Roost," a talk on Black women in the media; Evangelist Betty Allen speaks on Black women and spirituality; "The Speak Out," featuring professors debating issues facing African Americans today

7. FULLERTON COLLEGE, FULLERTON, CALIF.

Lecture: "Study Abroad for Minorities"; Performance: "African/American Cultural Celebration," art, story, dance and drummers; Lecture: "Lessons from Little Rock: An Educational Agenda for the 21st Century," presented by Dr. Terrence Roberts

8. GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, FAIRFAX, VA.

Open Forum: "Black As You Wanna Be": interactive discussion about the misconceptions, misinterpretations and demystification of Black culture in movies, television and advertisements.; Performance: Langston Hughes Centennial Celebration, featuring dance performances and musical selections based on his life work and poetry; Lecture: Third Annual Sojourner Truth Lecture and Award Program, featuring Dr. Patricia Hill-Collins, Chair and Charles Phelps Taft Professor of Sociology, University of Cincinnatti

9. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, WASHINGTON

Speaker Series: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-III.; National Minority Recruitment Fair: Event for local minority students, giving them intro to law school

10. HOWARD UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON

Meeting: "Literacy and Black History": A Town Hall Meeting; Conference: Sonia Sanchez and the Academy 2002: a national conference honoring the literary achievements and contributions of Sonia Sanchez.; University-wide Town Meeting: "The Ineffectiveness of Traditional Civil and Human Rights Remedies for Racial Injustice: The Case for Reparations and Other Measures to Remove the Inequities Confronting African Americans" (Howard University School of Law)

11. JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE

Lecture: Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, educational consultant and author, discusses his book The Power, Passion and Pain of Black Love; Dance Performance by the Sankofa African Dance Troupe; Luncheon: Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon, hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, celebrating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., with presentations and a discussion

12. KNOX COLLEGE, GALESBURG, ILL. …

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