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Events scheduled for Black History Month

Lectures, films and live music and dance performances are among the numerous events planned for Black History Month at the University in February. An online calendar of events is available.

Highlights include:

  • Eddie Glaude Jr. , associate professor of religion, will speak on the need for African-American students to become more politically active. The lecture is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at the Marti Lounge in the Fields Center. It is part of the W.E.B. DuBois Intellectual Series, a monthly discussion between students and African-American professors.
  • The annual Black History Month dinner and awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Fields Center. Reservations are required for this event acknowledging members of the University community for outstanding service. Those interested should e-mail the coordinators by noon Monday, Feb. 9.
  • The Pin Points Theater Company of Washington, D.C., will perform the award-winning play, "The Meeting," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Forbes Blackbox Theater. Playwright Jeff Stetson hypothesizes what would have happened if Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. had met before they were assassinated just three years apart.
  • Children and adults will have an opportunity to make crafts, play games and enjoy music and dance of the Caribbean at an event, "The Caribbean Influence," from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Fields Center.
  • For more information, contact Makeba Clay , director of the Fields Center.

    Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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