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Black History Month Events Planned for FebruaryPosted Feb. 1, 2012
Kent State University at Stark proudly presents various events to commemorate February as Black History Month. Each event takes place on the Stark Campus and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
The Black List
Volume I - Monday, Feb. 6 | 12:30 – 2 p.m. | Library Conference Room
Volume II - Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 12:30 – 2 p.m. | Library Conference Room
Volume III - Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 12:30 – 2 p.m. | Main Hall Conference Room 1
Photographer/filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and public radio host, journalist and former New York Times critic Elvis Mitchell produced video portraits of some of today’s most prominent African Americans from the areas of arts, sports, politics, business and government. The series provides insight on identity, diversity and race in America. Each video will be followed by a moderated discussion.
African-American Men in Post-Obama America
Thursday, Feb. 16 | 12:30 - 2 p.m. | Library Conference Room
Join moderator William Casterlow for a discussion of the African-American male experience in America, with a special emphasis on the struggles and triumphs experienced in the 21st century.
African-American Women Pioneers in Sports
Monday, Feb. 20 | 12:30 - 2 p.m. | Library Conference Room
The presentation by Dr. Leslie Heaphy highlights African-American women who have made significant contributions and achievements in sports. The event is co-sponsored by Kent State Stark’s History Club.
Electric Blues, featuring the Wallace Coleman Band
Thursday, Feb. 23 | 6 p.m. | Main Hall Auditorium
Wallace Coleman, a 10-year veteran of the Grammy Award-winning Robert Lockwood Jr. Band, started his own band in 1996. Four years later, he established his own record label, Pinto Blues Music. Since then, he has released five CDs, including Repossession Blues with UK bluesman Dave Thomas and his latest release, Blues In The Wind. Coleman has won a Living Blues Award for fan favorite, as well as garnered two nominations for outstanding harmonica. He has been named an Ohio Heritage Fellow. His performance Fellow. His performance embodies an American art form that has all but disappeared from the African-American music landscape and is certain to captivate blues lovers of all ages.