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Citadel News Service

For release
January 22, 2002

The Citadel celebrates Black History Month

The Citadel will pay tribute to African Americans' contributions to the U.S. military during its month-long Black History Month celebration.

"We Were Always There, United and Standing" is the theme of this year's schedule of events, which includes lectures, concerts and a panel discussion.

All activities are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Feb. 1-28 ART AND BOOK EXHIBITION Daniel Library

Gallery Chuma provides a display of African American art; Book Showcase highlights African and African-American authors during regular library hours.

Feb. 5 LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING 6:30 p.m., Grimsley Hall Auditorium

Gail Buckley discusses "American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military From the Revolution To Desert Storm." Co-Sponsored by the College of Charleston Department of History and Womens Studies.

Feb. 7 AN EVENING OF JAZZ 6:30 p.m., Mark Clark Hall Auditorium

The Charlton Singelton Quartet will perform jazz selections from the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam and the Desert Storm time periods.

Feb. 14 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 6:30 p.m., Grimsley Hall Auditorium

Features Hiram Mann, an original Tuskegee Airman and the namesake of the Walterboro chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Feb. 19 GOSPEL CONCERT 6:30 p.m., Summerall Chapel

Sponsored by the Friends of the Daniel Library, the Mount Zion Male Gospel Choir and The Citadel Gospel Choir will perform.

Feb. 20 BLACK HISTORY and GULLAH TOUR 3 p.m., Mark Clark Hall

Open only to Citadel cadets, College of Graduate and Professional Studies students, faculty and staff. Departs from Mark Clark Hall.

Feb. 21 BLACK MILITARY PANEL 7 p.m., Grimsley Hall Auditorium

African-American veterans discuss their experiences in the U.S. military.

Feb. 23 THE BAZAAR 11 a.m. -5 p.m., Mark Clark Hall Auditorium

The Citadels African American Society Bazaar will feature food, music, vendors, an intercollegiate Black History Quiz Bowl, and the SANKOFA African American Museum on Wheels.



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