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Celebrating Black History Month: here's a look at how some colleges and universities around the country are celebrating Black History Month.

Alabama State University

Lecture: Ida B. Wells Lecture Series

Competition: Black History Month Speech Competition

Benedict College (S.C.)

Presentation and lecture: Minister Tony Hare, a Benedict College alumnus and founder of the Stop the Violence Tour

Presentation: African-American History Month Brought to Life: historical analysis and interpretation, essays and poetry, theatrical recreations of historical events, art displays, and musical presentations

Workshop: Personal Financial Planning: budgeting, establishing and maintaining credit and basic investment tips

Bowling Green State University (Ohio)

Luncheon: Black History Month Kickoff Luncheon

Performance: "The Best of Dinner Theatre"--comedian Jay Lamont

Forum: Fade to Black With the African People's Association: Open Forum on the Relationships Between Black Americans and Africans

Lecture: Dr. Angela M. Nelson, chair, department of popular culture, BGSU--the books, articles and college courses on hip-hop culture

Event: Taste of February

California State University, Northridge

Performance: "Ain't Misbehavin"--The Fats Waller Musical Show

Foothill Community College (Calif.)

Lecture: Black History Month Lecture Series Part I: Nile Valley & Ancient African Civilization

Dance: Love & Protect: Foothill College Valentine's Day Dance

Awards: 10th Annual African Achievers Awards

Concert: "Make a Joyful Noise Gospel Concert"

George Mason University (Va.)

Performance: "Roots, Rhythms, and Soul--A Celebration of Culture Through Music," Gye Nyame Dance Troupe and reggae-rock group Fear Nuttin'

Concert: Randall's Rhythms--Mason's own Jazz Ensemble

Seminar: "Health Risks to African-Americans"

Howard University (D.C.)

Event: Golden Key International Honor Society: Black History Month Program

Loyola Marymount University (Calif.)

Concert: The World Music Chamber Series--William Chatman Nyaho

Lincoln University (Pa.)

Black History Month Convocation

Miami-Dade College (Fla.)

Meet the Author: Geoffrey Phil--Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories and Benjamin, My Son

Workshops: Adinkra Symbols Workshops, Brenda Jordan, artist

Performance: "A Storydance: A Creative Interpretation of the Anansi Stories"--Freddick Bratcher and Company Contemporary Dance Theatre

Norfolk State University (Va.)

Display: Slavery memorabilia, Lyman Beecher Brooks Library

Ohio University

Health Event: National Black HIV/AIDS Information Day

Speaker: James McBride, award-winning writer, composer and saxophonist

Event: Black History Month Trivia Game

Portland Community College (Ore.)

Speaker: Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

SUNY Rockland Community College

Dedication: Collection of African-American literature and books on African-American culture will be named in honor of Dr. Jaqueline L. Holland

Discussion: "The Literary Triumphs and Challenges of African-Americans," Author Corey Burkes, faculty and students

Performance: The contributions of women to the development of jazz in the 20th century--Erica Kaplan

Southeast Missouri State University

Book Discussion: What Black Men Should Do Now: 100 Simple Truths, Ideas and Concepts

Book sale: historical and fictional accounts of the Black experience.

Speaker: "Race, Class and the Death Penalty" Roberta M. Harding, Wilburt D. Ham Professor of Law, University of Kentucky

Southern Utah University

Performance: "Portraits of Courage: African-Americans You Wish You Had Known"

Tidewater Community College (Va.)

Guest Speaker: "Living the Dream"--Marlene Randall, Portsmouth city councilwoman

Exhibit: Ceramic art exhibit on the works of Sharif Bey, assistant professor of art and director of the art program, Winston-Salem State University

Concert: Hitz on the Plaza: Featuring Motown's Greatest

University of Michigan

Summit: "Politics, Globalization and the HipHop Generation"

Symposium: "Preserving Diversity! From Proposition 209 to Proposal 2: Examining the Effects of Anti-Affirmative Action Voter Initiatives," host--the Black Law Students' Alliance at the University of Michigan School of Law

University of Virginia

Event: Black Men's Breakfast

Speech: "State of the Office of African-American Affairs"--Dr. Maurice Apprey, dean, office of African-American affairs

Discussion: "Making History: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"--Black Physicians of UVA

Speech: "Black History the Missing Chapter: African American Entrepreneurs"--Alfred A. Edmond Jr., editor in chief, Black Enterprise

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Date:Feb 7, 2008
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