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2016 Black History Month events

Black History Month celebration

Birmingham-Southern is celebrating Black History Month with a schedule of movie screenings, speakers, discussions, special performances, and much more. See the full calendar of events.


Provost's Forum
Feb. 4 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. Mark Schantz, professor of history, will speak on "The Strange Case of Dr. David M. Wright: Murder, Emancipation and Insanity in the American Civil War."

Faculty Art Exhibition
Feb. 5-25, M-F
Durbin Gallery
The annual exhibition highlights the work of current faculty as professional fine artists in their own rights. An opening reception for the show will be held in the gallery on Friday, Feb. 5, from 6-8 p.m.

Provost's Forum
Feb. 9 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Barbara Domcekova, professor of Spanish, will talk about "Translating and Interpreting: Practice and Pedagogy."

Jeff Kensmoe in Baritone Recital
Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Hill Recital Hall
Dr. Jeff Kensmoe, associate professor of voice and opera, will present of an evening of Bach, Schubert, and Poulenc, as well as some early American music in celebration of George Washington's birthday.

Guest Speaker
Feb. 16 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Joan Witherspoon-Norris, director of social justice at the YWCA of Central Alabama, will present "Understanding Predatory Lending: Organizing for Change."

Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Bruno Great Hall
The event will feature famous Chinese acrobat Joe Wei from Orlando and Chinese food provided by the Great Wall Restaurant. Also enjoy Chinese calligraphy and homemade dumplings.

College Music Society Composers' Concert
Feb. 18-19 at 7:30 p.m.
Hill Building
The Southern Chapter of the College Music Society and the BSC Department of Music will present two evenings of new music written by composers from throughout the Southern region and Birmingham. The concert, part of the three-day CMS Conference, includes performers from BSC, the greater Birmingham area and the South.

Provost's Forum
Feb. 23 at 11 a.m.
College Theatre-Mainstage
Michael Flowers, professor of theatre arts, will present "Probably: Truth, Denial, and Civility" along with the company of Probably.

BACHE Visiting Writers Series
Feb. 23 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Ann Pancake, author of the novel Strange as This Weather Has Been and the short story collections Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley and Given Ground, will speak.

Probably Theatrical Production
Feb. 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2:30 p.m.
College Theatre/The Underground
Probably is a powerful work that grapples with the national trauma of sexual assault and engages audiences to think critically about the topic. How will the students in one college community respond to the events of one night? It's recommended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $15 for the general public; students get in for $10 regardless of the school.

Whittington Competition Performance
Feb. 28 at 3 p.m.
Munger Hall Auditorium
Birmingham-Southern student winners of this year's Dorsey and Frances Whittington Competition will perform with the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra as soloists.

*All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.