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CHARLESTON, S.C. (January 29)-The Citadel will officially kick off its observance of Black History Month, Monday, February 2 with Citadel President Major General John S. Grinalds and Cadet Shevin Denmark, president of the African American Society, addressing the Corps of Cadets.

The theme for this year is "Black History is American History" and the program will feature lectures, exhibits, concerts, discussion groups, a black history quiz bowl, and an African American bazaar. Highlights of the observance include the following scheduled events:

* February 1-28 - Daniel Library Art Exhibition: The African and African American Art Gallery, Charleston, SC

* February 1-28 - Daniel Library Exhibition: Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fifty Fourth Regiment

* Tuesday 10, 7:00 p.m. Bond Hall Room 165 Academic Panel - Topic: South Carolina Civil Rights Leaders and Demonstrators from the 50s and 60s

* Thursday 12, 7:00 p.m. Summerall Chapel Keynote Address on Civil Rights - Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Professor of History University of Pennsylvania

* Tuesday 17, 7:00 p.m. Bond Hall Room 165 Black Citadel Alumni Panel - Experiences at The Citadel

* Wednesday 18, 7:00 p.m. Bond Hall Room 165 Panel Discussion: Black Images in the Media

* Thursday 19, 7:00 p.m. Bond Hall Room 165 Presentation: The true story behind the making of the movie "Amistad" Professor Samuel H. Pieh, language coach and actor in "Amistad" and descendant of Joseph Cinque.

* Saturday 21, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Bazaar - Equal Rights Reggae Band and A Taste of Soul Food.

* Saturday 22, 7:00 p.m. Mt. Zion AME Church, Glebe Street The Citadel Gospel Choir also featuring Gospel Choirs from area High Schools and Colleges

* Thursday 26, 7:00 p.m. Jenkins Hall Auditorium Citadel Gospel Choir Performance and Reception, sponsored by Friends of Daniel Library

* Saturday 28, 12:00 p.m. Mark Clark Hall, Greater Issues Room Black History Collegiate Quiz Bowl

For additional information contact Chris Kennerly at 803-953-5096.


171 Moultrie Street, Charleston SC 29409 (843)953-6779

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