Events set for Black History Month
The Center for Black Culture's annual African Consciousness Celebration this spring will include several events that coinside with Black History Month during February.
Opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, with journalist, author and political analyst Juan Williams, who will present "Eyes on the Prize: King, Marshall and Beyond" in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center. Williams is the author of several critically acclaimed nonfiction works, including Thurgood Marshall American Revolutionary and Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965. After working as columnist, editorial writer and White House correspondent for The Washington Post, Williams recently became a senior correspondent for National Public Radio. A reception will be held immediately after the lecture. The event is cosponsored by the Center for Black Culture (CBC) and the Black Student Union.
At 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, rap star and activist KRS-ONE will speak on "Urban Inspirational Metaphysics," in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center. Described as the "conscience of rap" he has been a leader in a movement to articulate and popularize a world view, which has become a methodology and a culture called "Hip-Hop." The event is cosponsored by the CBC and the Cultural Programming Advisory Board.
At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, scholar and journalist Kristal Brent Zook will discuss "The Politics of Black Television and Film," at a location to be announced. Zook is the author of Color By Fox: The Fox Network and the Revolution in Black Television. The event is cosponsored by the CBC and the Khulumani Theatre Troupe and the Office of Women's Affairs.
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Dr. Amii Omara-Otunna, associate professor of history and UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights and executive director, University of Connecticut, African National Congress Partnership, will speak on "Race and Racism in the Global Village," at a time and place to be announced. The lecture will ask questions about the prophecy of W.E.B. Dubois, and how race and racism still affect human interactions. The event is cosponsored by CBC and the Delaware African Student Association.
For information on any of these events, contact the CBC at 831-2929.