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Citadel News Service

For Release
Feb. 19, 2002

Gospel music to fill Summerall Chapel on Tuesday

           Culture and history take center stage this week and next at The Citadel, where Black History Month activities and the Daniel Library Friends' spring events are in full swing.

          On Tuesday, Feb. 19 in honor of Black History Month, the Mount Zion Male Gospel Choir and The Citadel Gospel Choir will perform. The music starts at 6:30 p.m. in Summerall Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.

          "We Were Always There, United and Standing" is the theme of this year's Black History Month celebration, which includes a panel discussion on blacks in the military on Thursday, Feb. 21 and the always-popular African-American Society Bazaar on Saturday, Feb. 23.

          Thursday's Blacks in the Military panel discussion will include Lt. Col. Patricia Abraham, the 1182nd Transportation Terminal Battalion Commander. She will share her experiences with Operation Desert Storm. Master Sgt. King Ferguson, a supply specialist in The Citadel's Office of the Commandant, will share his military experiences while in Vietnam.

          Up next on the Daniel Library Friends' calendar is "When the Earth Shook, Charleston, 1886" with Bob Stockton on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

          A noted expert on Charleston and its architectural history, Stockton will discuss his book
"The Great Shock" about the 1886 earthquake. His program begins at 6:30 in the Prioleau Room inside The Citadel's Daniel Library.

          The public is invited. Admission is free.



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