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Furman Celebrates Black History Month

Furman University has a slate of talks, films, music and other events scheduled on campus in celebration of Black History Month.

All events are free and open to the public except Hairspray the Musical. Most events are part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program (CLP) and are so noted.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2017

Feb. 1,  Black History at Furman:
From Desegregation to Now, CLP
Johns Hall 101, 7 p.m.
Hosted by NAACP

Feb. 2-4, Hairspray the Musical
McAlister Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Pauper Players

Feb. 7, Message in the Music:
The Role of Hip Hop Music in Social Movements, CLP
Featuring Dr. James B. Stewart
Trone Center, Watkins Room, 7 p.m.
Hosted by NAACP & Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in Student Life (DIISL)

Feb. 10, Black Lives Matter and the Anthropology of Racism, CLP
Featuring Dr. Kwame Harrison
Johns Hall 101, 4:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Department of Anthropology

Feb. 13, The Struggle for Civil Rights in Greenville, CLP
Plyler Hall, Patrick Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.
Hosted by NAACP

Feb. 15, Gullah Geechee Connections, CLP
Featuring Gullah Culture Preservationist Ron Daise
Plyler Hall, Patrick Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.
Hosted by NAACP & DIISL

Feb. 18, Gospel Fest, CLP
Daniel Recital Hall, 4 p.m.
Hosted by Furman University Gospel Ensemble

Feb. 20 Pink goes Red for Heart Health: Line Dancing Class
Trone Center, Watkins Room, 6 p.m.
Hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Feb. 20, The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X, CLP
Physical Activities Center 116, 7 p.m.
Hosted by NAACP

Feb. 21, Screening of Rosenwald, CLP
Q&A follows with Peter M. Ascoli
Younts Conference Center, 7 p.m.
Hosted by the Furman Departments of Education and History, and the
Greenville Jewish Federation

Feb. 22, The Third Reconstruction, CLP
Featuring Rev. William Barber and Rev. Johnathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Daniel Memorial Chapel, 7 p.m.
Hosted by Mere Christianity Forum & NAACP

Feb. 24, Screening of Skin
Trone Center, Burgiss Theater, 6 p.m.
Hosted by Baba Africa

For more information, please contact Deborah Allen at 864-294-2076, or deborah.allen@furman.edu.

 

 

Last updated January 23, 2017
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