Black History Month events
The theme for the February observance of Black History Month is "Many
Cultures, Many Colors, One People."
to feature PBS' Tony Brown
"The focus is on identifying many different ways to revisit our history
and connect it to contemporary issues," said Vera Rorie, assistant
dean and director of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services.
"There is something for everyone: lectures, musical plays, panel discussions,
art exhibits and worship services."
The calendar of events kicks off with "Sound and the Kidnapped Afrikan,"
an educational and historical musical from northeast Africa and Israel that
depicts the history of Africa from the earliest times to the present. Sponsored
by the Women's Auxiliary, the play will be performed at the Atlanta Civic
Center at 3 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, and again at 7 p.m. on Sunday,
Long-running PBS talk-show host Tony Brown ("Tony Brown's Journal")
will speak Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Glenn Church, and Morehouse College
President Walter Massey will lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at WHSCAB auditorium.
Worship services during the monthlong celebration will be presided over
by Randy Nugent, general secretary, General Board of Global Ministries (Feb.
2); Howard University Professor Cain Hope Felder (Feb. 9); Dwight Hopkins,
associate professor of theology, The Divinity School, University of Chicago
(Feb. 11); Vincent Harris, chaplain, Wiley College (Feb. 16); and Ted Weber,
professor of ethics, Candler School of Theology (Feb. 23).
Two art history lectures are scheduled: "Islamic Mud Mosques in West
Africa" on Monday, Feb. 24, and "Yoruba Art" on Wednesday,
Feb. 26. Rounding out the month's events are a Black History Month Quiz
Bowl on Feb. 4 and a forum on "Health Issues of the African-American
Woman" on Feb. 26.
For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Programs at 727-6754.
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