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February 5, 2009

Birmingham-Southern plans activities to celebrate Black History Month

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College is hosting a number of activities on campus in recognition of Black History Month. The celebration, sponsored by the BSC Black Student Union, began today with an opening ceremony by keynote speaker Rep. Artur Davis, D-Birmingham. Other planned activities are as follows:

National Black AIDS Awareness Day: AIDS testing, Birmingham AIDS Outreach, Feb. 10, Norton Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Owenton Conference Room, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Discussion Night: “What is Citizenship?” Feb. 12, Hanson Residence Hall, The Loft, 7 p.m.

Film and Discussion Night: “Brother Outsider.” Feb. 19, Norton Campus Center Theatre, 7 p.m. Led by Rev. Helen Loper, BSC assistant professor of art and art history Tim Smith, and BSC professor of English Jane Archer.

Closing Ceremony: Includes presentations by BSC history faculty on the “Timeline of African American History” and “The Passing of Famous African Americans” by BSC Black Student Union president Krystal Stewart. The program also includes musical presentations by the BSC One-A-Chord Gospel Choir and a poetry selection by the BSC Poetry Circle. Feb. 26, Norton Campus Center Theatre, 4:30 p.m.

For more information on these scheduled events, contact 205-226-4733.

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