Events scheduled to honor
Black History Month
Lectures, musical performances and a student talent show are among the events
marking Black History Month at the UI.
The events and activities:
- Through Feb. 28: "The African Encounter Exhibit,"
World Heritage Museum. Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday;
2 to 5 p.m., Sunday.
- Feb. 9: C-U African-American AIDS Project Gospelfest, 4 p.m.
Salem Baptist Church, 500 E. Park Ave., Champaign.
- Feb. 10: "Packaging Fog in the Heart of America: The Story
of Project 500," Clarence Shelley, UI associate vice chancellor for
student affairs, Afro-American Studies and Research Program Brown Bag Lecture
Series, noon, 1201 W. Nevada St., Urbana. ("Project 500" refers
to an early effort to recruit African-American students to the UI.)
- Feb. 10 to 14: "Know Your Heritage," university residential
halls; sponsored by the Central Black Student Union and the Residential
- Feb. 13 : Awadagin Pratt, award-winning pianist and guest conductor
performing the music of Bach and Beethoven with the Sinfonia da Camera,
8 p.m., Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
- Feb. 15 to 22: "Unity Week," a series of events sponsored
by the UI's black student unions.
- Feb. 15: "Cotton Club," Central Black Student Union
talent show, 3 and 8 p.m., Foellinger Auditorium; admission charge.
- Feb. 16: "Movie Night," 9 p.m., Allen Hall Main Lounge;
sponsored by Eusa Nia.
- Feb. 17: "Soul Food Dinner," 5 to 7 p.m., Pennsylvania
Avenue Residence East Dining Room; sponsored by Salongo.
- Feb. 19: "NIA Raps," 7 to 9 p.m., African-American
Cultural Center, 708 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana; sponsored by Ma'at/NIA.
- Feb. 21: "Fashion Show," Beautiful and Together Sisters,
7 to 10 p.m., Illini Union Ballroom; admission charge.
- Feb. 21: "A Tribute to Malcolm X," 9 to 11 p.m., Clark
Hall North Lounge; sponsored by NIA.
- Feb. 22: "Founders Day," National Society of Black
Engineers, 1 p.m., 151 Everitt Lab.
- Feb. 22: "Unity Week Rap Up," 3 p.m., Illinois Street
Residence Multi-Purpose Room; sponsored by Ebony Umoja.
- Feb. 23: "Know Your Heritage Competition," Central
Black Student Union, 7 to 9 p.m., Florida Avenue Residence Multi-Purpose
Room, 1001 W. College Court, Urbana.
- Feb. 25: "Legacy Part II: The History of African-American
Music," Maggie Brown, Chicago-based music historian, a continuation
of Brown's 1996 lecture on the same theme, 7 p.m., Courtyard Cafe, Illini
Union; sponsored by the African-American Cultural Program.
- Feb. 25: "Career Opportunities," 7:30 to 9 p.m., Saunders
Hall Lounge; sponsored by Salongo.
- Feb. 27: "Closing Ceremonies," Central Black Student
Union, keynote speech by Chicago activist Hannibal Afrik, 7 to 9 p.m.,
Colonial Room, Illini Union.
- Feb. 28: "When is a Mammie not a Mammie? Some Positive
Readings of an American Icon," Alice Deck, UI professor of English,
12:15 p.m., Friday Forum Lecture Series, University YMCA, Latzer Hall.
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