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Citadel News Service

For Release
January 17, 2003

The Citadel examines African American political activism
during Black History Month

          The Citadel will officially kick off this year's observance of Black History Month with a month-long exhibit of original paintings by African Americans along with a showcase of books by African American authors.

          Throughout the month events will explore the theme "African American Political Activism: The Politics of Empowerment and Social Change." All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

          This year's activities will include a panel discussion featuring Charleston political leaders discussion politics and its influence on the African American community on Feb. 6 and a keynote address by Dr. Leonard N. Moore, professor of history at Louisiana State University and author of Carl B. Stokes and the Rise of Black Political Power on Feb. 18.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Feb. 1-28
ART AND BOOK EXHIBITION
Daniel Library
Gallery Chuma provides a display of African American art; Book
Showcase highlights African American authors (Regular Library Hours)

Feb. 6
PANEL DISCUSSION
Grimsley Hall Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.
A panel discussion will be held to discuss local politics and how it affects the African American community. Panelists include: State Rep. Floyd Breland, Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley, Charleston County Councilman Tim Scott, and Charleston City Councilman Kwadjo Campbell. Erika Bryant-Fields of News Channel 2 -WCBD will serve as the moderator.

Feb. 18
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Grimsley Hall Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Leonard N. Moore, professor of history at Louisiana State University and author of Carl B. Stokes and the Rise of Black Political Power, will deliver the keynote address on "Politics of Empowerment
And Social Change in the Black Community."

Feb. 19
BLACK HISTORY AND GULLAH TOUR
Mark Clark Hall, 3 p.m.
Citadel cadets, College of Graduate and Professional students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate. The tour will depart from Mark Clark Hall.


MOVIE NIGHT
Mark Clark Hall Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.
Movie to be announced.

Feb. 22
THE BAZAAR
Mark Clark Hall Auditorium, 11a.m. - 4p.m.
The African American Society Bazaar will feature, Equal Rights reggae band, a Taste of Soul food, a black history quiz bowl featuring local colleges, the Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels, and several local venders.

Feb. 25
GOSPEL CONCERT
Summerall Chapel, 6:30 p.m.
A performance by the Mount Zion Male Gospel Choir and The Citadel Gospel Choir.

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