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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: January 15, 1999


Black History Month Events at CSUS


A series of lectures and an end-of-the-month rally to honor Black History Month will be held at California State University, Sacramento in February. The events are presented by the CSUS Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program.

Professor David Covin will present the first lecture on "Intellectual Cooperation Throughout the African Diaspora" at noon, Feb. 3 in the University Union Orchard Suite. Covin is a professor of government at CSUS, as well as the director of both Pan African studies and the Cooper-Woodson Program.

Six other lectures on black history and black issues by CSUS professors will be later in the month.

Then, on Feb. 26, the fourth annual Black History Rally will be held in the University Union Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme will be "The Legacy of African Americans in Leadership for the Present and Future." There will be dance, music and theatrical performances, speakers, and student organization displays.

More information is available by contacting the Cooper-Woodson Program at 278-5363.


The schedule for Black History Month events at CSUS

Wednesday, Feb. 3
"Intellectual Cooperation Throughout the African Diaspora," by David Covin of the CSUS government department and Pan African studies, noon, University Union Orchard Suite.

Thursday, Feb. 4
"Black History: A Candid Discussion," by Rickey Green of the CSUS ethnic studies and government departments, noon, University Union Orchard Suite.

Monday, Feb. 8
"African-Americans in Music: A Historical Account Past to Present," by Jerry Blake, CSUS student activities program advisor, noon, University Union Orchard Suite.

Wednesday, Feb. 10
"Why We Need More Black Law Enforcement Professionals," by Victor Vinson, CSUS police officer, noon, University Union Foothill Suite.

Monday, Feb. 15
"Color Blind Racism: One More River to Cross," by Otis Scott, CSUS ethnic studies department, noon, University Union Orchard Suite.

Wednesday, Feb. 17
"Growing Up in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1950s," by Orie Brown of the CSUS criminal justice department,
1 p.m., University Union Foothill Suite.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
"Teaching and Traveling in West Africa," by Cecil Canton and Ernest Uwazie of the CSUS criminal justice department, noon, University Union Foothill Suite.

Friday, Feb. 26
Fourth annual Black History rally, "The Legacy of African Americans in Leadership for the Present and Future," with various speakers, student organizations, African American vendors, dance, music and theatrical performances, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., University Union Ballroom.

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