October 1, 2016
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Alabama State Univ. Announces Schedule

 MONTGOMERY, AL - Alabama State University has scheduled a full slate of events in February in recognition of Black History Month.

 

The diverse schedule of campus programs, events and lectures will help motivate, inspire and enlighten the entire ASU community. This year’s national theme is “African Americans and the Civil War.” ASU’s theme is “African Americans, the Civil War and Civil Rights (Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides).”

The complete schedule is as follows: 

February 1-28

Black History Month Art Exhibit 
Warren-Britt Gallery

February 1

 “Africa to America” Matinee,
10 a.m.
Leila Barlow Theater,
Sponsor: Department of Theatre Arts

Opening Convocation
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Abernathy Auditorium 
Speaker: Diane Nash
Sponsors: Black History Month Committee, The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture, Lyceum Committee, and Department of History and Political Science. 

Afternoon Symposium: “The Freedom Rides: Personal Perspectives” 
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
John L. Buskey Auditorium
Panelists: Diane Nash, John Siegenthaler and Rip Patton
Sponsors: Black History Month Committee, The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture, Lyceum Committee, and Department of History and Political Science.

February 2-28

Black History Month Student Art Exhibit
Warren-Britt Gallery
Sponsor: Department of Visual Arts

February 2

“Africa to America” Matinee
10 a.m. 
Leila Barlow Theater
Sponsor: Department of Theatre Arts 

Black History Month Festival
6 p.m.
Leila Barlow Theater, Tullibody Music Building
Sponsors: Black History Month Committee, College of Visual and Performing Arts  

Black History Month Art Exhibit Opening
6 p.m.
Warren-Britt Gallery
Sponsor: Department of Visual Arts

February 3

“Africa to America” Matinee
10 a.m.
Leila Barlow Theater
Sponsor: Department of Theatre Arts

February 4

Founders’ Day Breakfast
8 a.m.
Dunn-Oliver Acadome Concourse

Sponsor: Founder’s Day Committee

Exhibit - Rosa Parks Bus
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dunn-Oliver Acadome

Sponsor: Black History Month Committee 

Founders’ Day Convocation
10 a.m.
Dunn-Oliver Acadome
Speaker: Deborah Scott Thomas
Sponsor: Founders' Day Committee 

The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture’ Patron Event
7 p.m.
Dunn-Oliver Acadome Banquet Room
Sponsor: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture

February 8

Black History Month Program
11 a.m.
John L. Buskey Auditorium
Sponsor: Housing and Residential Life 

Black History Month Forum: “Is the Black Man Missing from the Family?” 
7 p.m.
Alabama Room
Sponsor: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

February 10

Black History Month Forum: “Threats to Black America” 
7 p.m.
Life Sciences Auditorium
Sponsor: STATIC (Students Taking Action Today Implementing Change)

February 13

Black History Month Art Exhibit Opening, “No Crystal Stair-The Climb to Freedom” 
3 p.m.
National Center Annex, 1345 Carter Hill Road
Sponsor: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture

February 15

Black History Month Forum: “A Man’s Gotta Do What A Man’s Gotta Do”: Black Male Empowerment Forum
7 p.m.
John L. Buskey Auditorium

Sponsor: Black History Month Committee, Lyceum Committee

February 16

National African-American Read-In
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
John L. Buskey Auditorium
Sponsor: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Diversity Committee (CLASS), Department of Languages and Literature

February 17

Black History Month Quiz
Beverly Hall Room 101
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sponsors: Black History Month Committee, Department of History and Political Science 

Dramatic Presentation, “Songs for Coretta” 
7 p.m.
Leila Barlow Theater
Sponsor: Department of Theatre Arts 

Black History Month Forum: “African Americans and the Civil War”
7 p.m.
John L. Buskey Auditorium
Sponsors: Black History Month Committee, Department of History and Political Science, Phi Delta Kappa

February 18

Dramatic Presentation, “Songs for Coretta” 
7 p.m.
Leila Barlow Theater
Sponsor: Department of Theatre Arts

February 19

Dramatic Presentation, “Songs for Coretta” 
7 p.m.
Leila Barlow Theater
Sponsor: Department of Theatre Arts

February 21

Reception: “Celebrating Legends of Change”
7 p.m.
Leila Barlow Theater
Sponsor: College of Visual and Performing Arts 

Contact Presentation: “Richard Boone, Civil Rights Activist”
4 p.m.
Trenholm Hall room 202
Sponsor: Department of Humanities

February 22

Annual Ida B. Wells Lecture
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
John L. Buskey Auditorium
Speaker: Roz Dorsey, general manager, AP2
Sponsor: Department of Communications

February 23

Black History Month Book Club: Brown Bag Discussion: “The Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Women’s Political Council and the Freedom Rides”
Noon
The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture
Sponsors: Black History Month Committee, The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture

February 24

Black History Month Oratorical Contest
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
John L. Buskey Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Communications 

Black History Month Essay Contest
Sponsor: Black History Month Committee 

Dramatic Presentation, “Songs for Coretta” 
7 p.m.
Leila Barlow Theater
Sponsor: Department of Theatre Arts 

“An Evening of Jazz” featuring the Issac Bell Trio
7:00 p.m.
Tullibody Recital Hall
Sponsor: Department of Music

February 25

“Songs for Coretta”
7 p.m.
Leila Barlow Theater
Sponsor: Department of Theatre Arts

February 26

Black History Month Montgomery Civil Rights Tour
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsors: Black History Month Committee, STATIC 

Judah Fest
7 p.m.
True Divine Baptist Church
Sponsor: Tribe of Judah 

Dramatic Presentation, “Songs for Coretta”
7 p.m.
Leila Barlow Theater
Sponsor: Department of Theatre Arts

February 27

Black History Month Choir Concert
5 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Ripley St,
Sponsor: Black History Month Committee

 


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

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