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January 24, 2002

Black history remembrance at CSUS

Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as "Negro History Week" and now every February is celebrated as "Black History Month." Once again, California State University, Sacramento has planned a series of festivities to commemorate the month-long event.

Photo of Charlayne Hunter-GaultHighlights include a lecture by distinguished journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 7 in the University Union Ballroom. Hunter-Gault is CNN African bureau chief and the winner of many news awards including the Peabody Award, the highest honor given in broadcast journalism.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Hunter-Gault is responsible for covering news events for CNN throughout the African continent. Prior to her current assignment, she was the first female anchor for the "MacNeil/Lehrer Report" and she has worked for National Public Radio, PBS and the New York Times. Hunter-Gault is also the author of a best-selling memoir, In My Place, which includes her historic role as one of the first black students to desegregate the University of Georgia in 1961. Tickets for this event are $10 for general admission and $5 for CSUS students.

The student organization AFRICA, Africans for Re-education, Innovation, Consciousness and Achievement, will host a series of workshops and forums focusing on the local black community all day on Feb. 2. For information call Jerry Blake at (916) 278-6595.

Photo Sacramento Black Art of DanceThe CSUS Sacramento Black Art of Dance will present "Soul Reverb," a dance production reflecting popular songs from the soul music repertoire. Performances are Feb. 14 - 23 in Solano Hall 1010. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors and $8 for children under 12 years of age.

At noon on Feb. 6, in the University Union Foothill Suite, the managing consultant for the State of California Children Medical Services, Alice Baber-Banks with give a lecture, "Balancing the Scales of Racism."

At noon on Feb. 13, in the University Union Forest Suite, CSUS professor Sylvester Bowie will give a lecture, "Why African Americans Like all Americans Should Be Interested in Discussing Reparation." His focus will be to outline the history of blacks in the Diaspora.

From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., on Feb. 15 in the University Union Ballroom, the Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program student association is sponsoring the seventh annual Black History Rally. The title is "The Color Line Revisited: Is Racism Dead?" The event includes speakers, performances, poetry readings, vendors and information booths.

See attached schedule for complete event listings. For more information about Black History Month call the office of the Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program at (916) 278-5363. For ticketed events call the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323. Additional media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS office of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

Friday, Feb. 1
Black History Month opening reception, 4 p.m., University Union Forest Suite. (916) 278-6997.

"Spoken Word and Poetry," Black History Month celebration, 7 p.m., University Union Redwood. (916) 364-7969.

Saturday, Feb. 2
Black History Month Community Empowerment Forums and Workshops, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., University Union. (916) 278-7013.

Monday, Feb. 4
"The Re-education, Innovation, Consciousness and Achievements of African People in the Diaspora," Imhotep Alkebulan, senior minister at WOSE Community Church in Oak Park, Black History Month keynote speaker, 7 p.m., University Union Ballroom. (916) 278-5363.

Africans in America: The Terrible Transformation: 1450-1750, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Tuesday, Feb. 5
Africans in America: Revolution: 1750-1805, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Africans in America: Brotherly Love: 1791-1831, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1522. (916) 278-5363.

Chasing the American Dream, film series, Black History Month, 2, 3, 3:30 and 4:15 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Thursday, Feb. 7
Africans in America: Judgment Day: 1831-1865, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Friday, Feb. 8
Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings: 1954-56, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Saturday, Feb. 9
CSUS Gospel Choir, concert, Black History Month, 6:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall. (916) 278-6515.

Monday, Feb. 11
Eyes on the Prize: Fighting Back: 1957-1962, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1522. (916) 278-5363.

The Dreamer: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., film series, Black History Month, 2, 3 and 3:30 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1522. (916) 278-5363.

Wednesday, Feb. 13
Eyes on the Prize: No Easy Walk: 1962-1966, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1522 and 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Thursday, Feb. 14
Eyes on the Prize: Is This America, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1522. (916) 278-5363.

Friday, Feb. 15
Eyes on the Prize: Bridge to Freedom: 1965, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1522. (916) 278-5363.

"A Taste of Afrika/Afrikan Culture," Black History Month celebration, 7 p.m., University Union Redwood Room. (916) 278-6997.

Monday, Feb. 18
Eyes on the Prize: Emerging Voices: 1959-1966, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1522. (916) 278-5363.

African American Women in the Struggle For Justice, film series, Black History Month, 2, 3, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Tuesday, Feb. 19
Eyes on the Prize: Fire Next Time, 1965-1968, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1522. (916) 278-5363.

"Journeys to Ghana," presentations by area educators who participated in the Fulbright-Hayes program sponsored by CSUS Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, Black History Month, noon, University Union California Suite. (916) 278-6282.

Wednesday, Feb. 20
Eyes on the Prize: Power: 1967-1968, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1522. (916) 278-5363.

Thursday, Feb. 21
Eyes on the Prize: Promised Land: 1967-1968, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

African American Artists, film series, Black History Month, 2 and 2:30 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Friday, Feb. 22
Eyes on the Prize: Nationtime: 1964-1972, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

"The 'N' Word: Is it Just Another Word," panel discussion, Black History Month, 7 p.m., University Union Ballroom. (916) 929-7220.

Monday, Feb. 25
Eyes on the Prize: Law and Order: 1968- 1971, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Blacks and the Supreme Court, film series, Black History Month, 2, 2:15, 2:30 and 2:45 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Tuesday, Feb. 26
Eyes on the Prize: Keys to the Kingdom: 1974-1980, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Wednesday, Feb. 27
Eyes on the Prize: Back to the Movement:1979-Present, film, Black History Month, noon - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Harlem Diary, film, Black History Month, 2 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

"Hip Hop 101," multi-media performances and discussions, Black History Month, 7 p.m., University Union Ballroom. (916) 278-6997.

Thursday, Feb. 28
Malcolm X: Make it Plain, film, Black History Month, noon - 2:30 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

America's Black Warriors, film, Black History Month, 3 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.

Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, film, Black History Month, 5 p.m., CSUS closed circuit TV and Library 1533. (916) 278-5363.



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