Black History Month Events to Take Place

February is Black History Month and Truman State University will celebrate through competition, food, political discussion, film, music, dance and fashion.  

The month kicks off with the Black History Knowledge Bowl at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in Baldwin Hall 156. Team sign ups will take place Feb. 5-8.

The Soulful Sunday Dinner will take place at 5 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. People can feed their mind, body, and spirit with a nourishing home cooked meal. The event is free, but there is a limited quantity of food.

The next event helps people to enrich their mind by listening to a presentation by KC Morrison at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in Magruder Hall 1098. Morrison is a member of the doctoral faculty of political science at the University of Missouri-Columbia specializing in the areas of Third World politics, African politics and society, African-American politics and society, and comparative political leadership. He is scheduled to discuss “Race Cycles and the 2008 Elections” with a focus on two-party politics in the United States.

The third week of Black History Month will bring film, music, dance and fashion. The film “The Language We Cry In” will be shown at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 in Baldwin Hall 251. A woman traces her roots to a village in Africa in this film. Following the film, Sylvia Macauley, African historian, will lead
a discussion concerning the issues illuminated by the film and its content.

The month wraps up with a cultural explosion with “Sights and Sounds of Africa.” This event will celebrate African culture through food, dance, fashion and more at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Student Union Building Lounge. This is event is sponsored by the African Student Association, the Residential College Program and Multicultural Affairs.

All events are sponsored by the African Student Association, Association of Black Collegians, Multicultural Affairs Center, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Residential College Program.
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