February 2005 Happenings
MTU to celebrate Black History Month Feb. 21-25
HOUGHTON -- Michigan Technological University will present several talks and
films in honor of Black History Month during the week of Feb. 21-25. Included
are the films Malcolm X: The Death of a Prophet and the Academy
Award nominee Ray, the story of Ray Charles, as well as student,
faculty and staff presentations.
All events will be held in Memorial Union Ballroom B, unless otherwise noted
below. In addition, a variety of books and displays will be available for
viewing each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ballroom.
The week starts off at noon on Monday, Feb. 21, with a presentation by Brenda Cross of Houghton.
Cross will read
selections on the work of actor and author Ossie Davis. The readings will be taken from
No Surrender! No Retreat! -- a book by Glenda Gill, MTU humanities professor.
At noon on Tuesday, chemical engineering graduate student Rodrick Barton will
present "Remembering Shirley Chisholm," on the congresswoman who
became the first Black person to run for the presidency.
Three films will be shown on Wednesday: The Quilt Makers of Gee's Bend at
noon, Malcolm X: The Death of a Prophet at 2 p.m. and The
Original Kings of Comedy at 4 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Academy Award nominee Ray, starring
Jamie Fox, will be featured in EERC 103; and, at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, the
African Student Organization will give a presentation on Pan-Africanism and
African freedom fighters, "Mandela, Kenyatta, Nkrumah" in Memorial
Union Ballroom B.
All the events are free and open to the public. These Black History Month
observances are sponsored by Educational Opportunity's Outreach and Multiethnic
Programs. For more information, call 487-2920.
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