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Citadel News Service
Office of Public AffairsFOR RELEASE
January 24, 2000


Celebrating the Past, Challenging the Present,
Envisioning the Future Black History Month at The Citadel

          The Citadel will officially kick-off this year's observance of Black History Month with a month-long exhibit of original paintings by African American South Carolinians along with a showcase of books by African and African American authors. The theme for this year's celebration is "Celebrating the Past, Challenging the Present, Envisioning the Future."

February 1-29-Daniel Library
Art exhibit: Original work by African American South Carolinians; Showcase of books highlighting African and African American authors.

Tuesday, Feb. 1-Grimsley Hall Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.
Featured film night, "Amistad."

Dr. Michael Eric DysonThursday, Feb. 3-Grimsley Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.
A Town Meeting, moderated by the Hon. Roberta Tracy; an open discussion on race relations at The Citadel and within the Charleston community. (See Tracy Named Citadel Director of Affirmative Action.)

Sunday, Feb. 6-Mark Clark Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Keynote address, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, and author of "I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr."

Thursday, Feb. 10-Mark Clark Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.
An evening of jazz, The South Carolina State University's Jazz Ensemble.


Equal Rights Reggae BandSaturday, Feb. 12-Mark Clark Hall Auditorium, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The Citadel's African American Society Bazaar; music by Equal Rights Reggae Band, food, black history quiz bowl, the SANKOFA African American museum on wheels, and a 1970's fashion show.

Thursday, Feb. 17-Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall, 7 p.m.
Blacks and the Confederacy panel discussion moderated by Professor Ervin Jordan, author of "Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia" and Dr. Emory Thomas, visiting professor of history. (See Eminent Historian Accepts Visiting Professorship.)

Monday, Feb. 21-Daniel Library, 7 p.m.
A reading with Dr. Philip Morgan, professor of history and editor of "The William and Mary Review," William and Mary College; featured book "Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth Century Chesapeake and Low Country." (See Award Winning Writer Reads for Black History Month.)

Tuesday, Feb. 22-Summerall Chapel, 7 p.m.
Gospel choir concert: The Citadel and the College of Charleston, sponsored by Friends of the Daniel Library and Religious Activities at The Citadel.

Monday, Feb. 28-Grimsley Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Black alumni panel: The Citadel Experience.

Tuesday, Feb. 29-Grimsley Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Featured film night, "Higher Learning."

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