FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SC (January 22, 1999) The Citadel will officially initiate
this years Black History Month observance with a month-long
exhibit of artwork by African-American artists Jonathan Green
and John W. Jones, and a signing of the book "Slaves in the
Family" by author Edward Ball.
The theme for this years celebration 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: Gallery Chuma, Charleston, SC -- Prints by Jonathan Green; John W. Jones
Tuesday 9, 6:30 p.m. Daniel Library
A reading with Edward Ball, author of award-winning "Slaves in the Family." Book signing and reception will follow.
Wednesday 10, 7:00 p.m. Bond Hall Room 165
Panel Discussion: Black Images in the Media.
Thursday 11, 7:00 p.m. Mark Clark Hall Auditorium
An Evening of Jazz, featuring South Carolina State Universitys Jazz Band.
Thursday 18, 7:00 p.m. Summerall Chapel
Keynote address delivered by Dr. Manning Marable, director and founder of African-American Studies at Columbia University. A performance by The Citadel Gospel Choir will follow.
Wednesday 24, 7:00 p.m. Mark Clark Hall Greater Issues
Black Citadel Alumni Panel - Experiences at The Citadel
Saturday 27, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mark Clark Hall
African-American Society Bazaar: music, food, vendors, black history quiz bowl, and high school step teams.
March, Thursday 11, 7:00 p.m. Grimsley Hall Auditorium
Panel Discussion: W.E.B. DuBois, A Scholar and an Activist. Moderator: Dr. Derrick Alridge, University of Georgia.
April, Wednesday 21, 7:00 p.m. Bond Hall Room 165
Video Presentation: "Mr. Frederick Douglass: The lesson of the hour"