Published: Jan. 30, 2001

MSU STUDENTS, FACULTY, PLAN ACTIVITIES FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Contact: University Relations (517) 355-2281, or hodack@msu.edu

1/30/2001

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University students will celebrate Black History Month through a variety of events on campus and around the greater Lansing area throughout February. Below is a list of activities.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31

Black Student Alliance
The Black Student Alliance presents author and journalist Kevin Powell. Powell, whose works have appeared in magazines from Vibe to Rolling Stone, will discuss his work, culture and other issues during a lecture and question and answer session. Powell also edited the book "Step Into a World: A Global Anthology of New Black Literature," which was published in 2000. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the MSU Union.

THURSDAY, FEB. 1

The College of Osteopathic Medicine Visiting Minority Faculty Lecture Series "Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey"
The College of Osteopathic Medicine presents the Rev. Dr. Charles G. Adams, pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit. He has served as past-president of the Progressives National Baptist Convention and president of the Detroit Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Adam will present "Black Economic Development/Empowerment" at 4 p.m. in Big Ten Room B, Kellogg Center.

SATURDAY, FEB. 3

Lansing Community College
The Lansing Community College multicultural center presents author, professor and ordained Baptist minister Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Dyson has written numerous books, including "Reflecting Black: African-American Cultural Criticism" and the national bestseller "Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line." In 1992 he won the Award of Excellence for Magazines from the National Association of Black Journalists. Dyson will speak from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7

McDonel Hall Cafeteria
The McDonel Hall cafeteria will offer a "Soul Food Dinner" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 8

The College of Osteopathic Medicine Visiting Minority Faculty Lecture Series "Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey"
The College of Osteopathic Medicine will present the Rev. Dr. Wyatt T. Walker, senior pastor of the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem. Walker, an author and essayist, has been dubbed the "Harlem Renaissance Man" and is a national authority on the music of the African American religious experience and its influence on the freedom movement. He will present "Roots, Musically Speaking" at 4 p.m. in Meeting Rooms B-D, Breslin Student Events Center.

THURSDAY, FEB. 15

Black Student Alliance and Holden Hall
The Black Student Alliance and Holden Hall will present artist and photographer Ahmed Jabbar, a professional freelance photographer whose photos have appeared in Upscale magazine and Rap Page. Jabbar will discuss his work at 6:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the MSU Union.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine Visiting Minority Faculty Lecture Series "Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey"
The College of Osteopathic Medicine will present Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowry, co-founder and president emeritus of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He has twice been named by Ebony magazine as one of the 15 greatest preachers and was the first recipient of Boston University's Martin Luther King Award. Lowry will speak on the topic "Profiling the Impact of the Black Presence in America" at 4 p.m. in Big Ten Room B, Kellogg Center.

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

Black Student Alliance
The Black Student Alliance will sponsor a Jazz Dinner Theater at 7 p.m. at the restaurant in the Michigan Athletic Club in East Lansing.

SATURDAY, FEB. 17, AND SUNDAY, FEB. 18

MWENDO
MWENDO, an MSU black theater and arts company, performs "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf," a play by Ntozake Shange. The production begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday in the Kellogg Center Auditorium. For ticket information, call (517) 484-0144 or 372-4636.

MONDAY, FEB. 19

The film "Malcolm X" will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the MSU Union.

THURSDAY, FEB. 22


The College of Osteopathic Medicine Visiting Minority Faculty Lecture Series "Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey"
The College of Osteopathic Medicine will present Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr., pastor of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland. He has more than 35 years of involvement in the civil rights movement and is chairperson of the board of trustees of Morehouse College, Martin Luther King's alma mater. Moss will talk on the topic "Transition from Slavery to Freedom" at 4 p.m. in the Kellogg

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