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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE CITADEL CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

          CHARLESTON, SC (January 22, 1999) – The Citadel will officially initiate this year’s 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 year’s 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 University’s 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 Room
     Black Citadel Alumni Panel - Experiences at The Citadel

Saturday 27, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mark Clark Hall Auditorium
     African-American Society Bazaar: music, food, vendors, black history quiz bowl, and high school step teams.

Upcoming Events:
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"

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