NSU Prepares for Stellar Black History Month Celebration

MLK March 2016 signIt’s the shortest month of the year, but Norfolk State University’s Black History Month Committee utilizes every single day of February to highlight, celebrate, reflect and recognize the contributions of African-Americans, both past and present. The 2016 Black History Month Calendar has been finalized and the month is shaping up to be educational, entertaining and inspirational.

MLK March 2016 1Here are a few highlights from several signature events:

Tuesday, February 2

BHM Signature Event: The Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House featuring Morgan McCoy (A One Woman Show) Sponsored by Residence Life and Housing, Society of Spartan Sisters LLC, and the Department of History and Interdisciplinary Studies – 6 p.m., Student Center 149. Contact: Dr. Khadijah O. Miller, komiller@nsu.edu.

Wednesday, February 3

BHM Signature Event: Black Women Creating Space(s) to Survive and Thrive, the Fifth Annual “Conversations in the Kitchen” Panel Discussion featuring several NSU women faculty: Real Talk for Today’s African American Woman featuring Dr. Ernestine A.W. Duncan, Dr. Camellia Okpodu, Dr. Morgan Kirby, Dr. Erica Russell, Dr. Kay Lewis, Dr. Wanda G. Brockington, & Professor Carol Pretlow. Co-sponsored by the NSU Women’s Economic Development Center – 6 p.m., Student Center 370. Contact: Dr. Khadijah O. Miller, komiller@nsu.edu.

Tuesday, February 9

BHM Signature Event: It’s a Calling: The Important Role of Civil Rights Lawyers, featuring Civil Rights attorneys David Malik and Sara Gedeon – 6 p.m., Student Center 149. Contact: Stan Donaldson, smdonaldson@nsu.edu.

Wednesday, February 10

BHM Signature Event: Frederick Douglass: A theatrical re-enactment and discussion featuring Poet Nathan Richardson, a poet, author and spoken word performer who captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the great writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. 12–1:30 p.m., Student Center 138A.

Tuesday, February 16

BHM Signature Event: NSU L.E.A.D. series presents Goal Setting, Entrepreneurship and Living Your Dream, featuring reality television personality, Attorney Phaedra Parks – 7 p.m., L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center. Contact: Jonathan Walker, jmwalker@nsu.edu.

Thursday, February 18

BHM Signature program: Self-Destruction: Different Day, Same Song? A Critical Dialogue Using a Psychological Lens featuring: Nasir Jones, Harvard Hip Hop Fellow Christopher “Dasan Ahanu” Massenburg. 7 p.m., Nursing and General Education Building 205. Contact: Dr. Erica Russell, errussell@nsu.edu.

A detailed Black History Month calendar (NSU website) and advertising in local newspapers will be available by January 31.

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