Jesse Jackson to deliver keynote address during Black History Month events

Black History Month opens on Feb. 1 with a reading of the poetry of Langston Hughes. The month's events come to a close on Feb. 26 with Associate Professor of World Christianity Thomas Thangaraj preaching in a worship service and a showing of the film "Fresh." The events in between are no less varied.

The keynote speaker for the month will be Jesse Jackson, president and founder of the National Rainbow Coalition. Jackson is scheduled to speak to the Emory community in Glenn Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, on the subject of "Reclaiming our Youth: At Home, in Schools and Communities." Free tickets are required. For information on tickets, call the Dobbs Center ticket desk at 727-8425.

The series of events for the month is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services.

On Feb. 18, African American Studies is sponsoring a symposium, "Remembering Frederick Douglass," which will be held from 10 a.m-4 p.m. in WHSCAB Auditorium. Four speakers will explore the different views of Douglass including "Douglass as Aboli-tionist," with William McFeeley, Richard B. Russell Professor of History at the University of Georgia and author of Frederick Douglass; "Douglass as Journalist," with Wal-do Martin, professor of history at the University of Califor-nia, Berkeley and author of The Mind of Frederick Douglass; "Douglass as Man of Letters," with Robert B. Stepto, professor of English at Yale and author of From Behind the Veil; and "Douglass as Feminist," with Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, professor of history at Morgan State University and co-author of Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. The symposium will come to a close that evening with a dramatic portrayal of the life of Douglass by actor Fred Morsell.

Heritage Week, a week of events sponsored by the African American Student Caucus at Candler School of Theology, will run Feb. 20-26, with many events being held in cooperation with Black History Month. The theme this year is "Theology and the Arts: A Celebration of the African Disapora Tradition."

A complete calendar of events will be listed weekly in the Emory Report calendar; highlights of Black History Month and Heritage Week include:

Feb. 1

The Second Annual Langston Hughes Poetry Reading

4 p.m., African American Studies Reading/Conference Room, Candler Library

Feb. 2

Workshop on Diversity by Thee Smith, associate professor, Department of Religion

3-4:30 p.m., Learning Resource Center, 341 Woodruff Residential Center

Feb. 3

Lecture, "Reflections of the Civil Rights Movement," with C.T. Vivian, chair, The Center for Democratic Renewal

4 p.m., African American Studies Reading/Conference Room, Candler Library

Feb. 5

Variety Show, "Amateur Night at the Apollo"

7:30 p.m., Harland Cinema, Dobbs Center, $1

Feb. 7

Lecture, "Reclaiming our Youth: At Home, in Schools and Communities," with Jesse Jackson

7-9 p.m., Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Free tickets required.

Feb. 9

Lecture, "Thoughts on Parable," with Octavia E. Butler, author

4 p.m., African American Studies Reading/Conference Room, Candler Library

Feb. 18

"Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass," a dramatic portrayal of the life of Frederick Douglass by actor Fred Morsell

7:30 p.m., WHSCAB Auditorium

Beginning Feb. 20 the African American Student Caucus of the Candler School of Theology will sponsor a series of events which include the following:

Feb. 20

Worship Service with Brenda Inglehart, Pastor, St. Andrews/Horse Creek Charge, Sylvania, Ga.

7 p.m. Cannon Chapel; 8:15 p.m. Reception in Brooks Commons

Feb. 21

Worship Service with Melva Costen, Helmar Nielsen Professor of Music, Interdenominational Theological Center

11 a.m. Cannon Chapel

Workshop, "Music and Liturgy in the African Diaspora Tradition" with Melva Costen

Noon, 306 Bishops Hall

Performance, "Music of the Diaspora" with the Morehouse Quartet Glee Club and Living Water

8 p.m., Cannon Chapel

Feb. 22

Performance by the Spelman Dancers

11 a.m., Cannon Chapel

Jazz Vespers with Dwight Andrews

7 p.m. Cannon Chapel

Feb. 23

Worship Service with Jeremiah Wright, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago.

11 a.m. Cannon Chapel

Gospelfest, featuring choirs from the Atlanta area

7 p.m., Glenn Memorial

Feb. 24

Lecture with U.S. Rep. Floyd H. Flake, pastor, Allen A.M.E. Church, Jamaica, N.Y.

7 p.m. Cox Hall Banquet Rooms 1 & 2; $10 dinner cost

Feb. 25

Lecture with Robert Franklin, professor of ethics and society, and Teresa Fry, instructor of homiletics, Candler School of Theology

9 a.m., Cox Hall Banquet Rooms 1 and 2; $4 breakfast

For further information, call the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services at 727-6754 or the African American Student Caucus of the Candler School of Theology at 727-4180.

-- Mike MacArthur and Nancy M. Spitler