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Phone: (410) 516-7160 / Fax (410) 516-5251

January 29, 1999
Leslie Rice, lnr@jhu.edu

Black History Month@Hopkins
"African Heritage:
A Foundation For Our Modern Day Presence"

The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus celebrates black history this month with some powerful speakers, great jazz, movies, dance and a lot more.

"African Heritage: A Foundation For Our Modern Day Presence" kicks into gear Friday, Feb. 5, with jazz trumpeter Dontae Wilson and continues throughout February with a series of events including talks by luminaries like education researcher Asa Hilliard III, United Negro College Fund president William Gray and psychologist Na'im Akbar.

This year's Black History Month event is chaired by sophomore Zaire DuRant-Young, a Baltimore native, who is double-majoring in economics and psychology. DuRant-Young can be reached at 410-516-5435. The series is sponsored through the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

1999 Johns Hopkins Black History Month
Schedule of Events

All events will be held on the Homewood campus.
Admission to all events is free unless otherwise noted.
For more information about any of these events, call 410-516-5435.

Friday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., Shriver Auditorium
"A Night of Jazz" with jazz trumpeter Dontae Williams & Friends, presented by the Hopkins chapter of National Society of Black Engineers. After-party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Glass Pavilion. $5 for JHU students; $8 in advance for other students with college ID, $10 at the door; $15 at the door for others.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 8:30 p.m., BSU Room, AMRI
Amistad. Refreshments served.

Monday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., Garrett Room, Milton S. Eisenhower Library
"Regional Integration in the Americas." Cesar Gaviria, secretary general of the Organization of American States and former president of Columbia, discusses the historical trends and development of the international system within the American continent. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Symposium on Foreign Affairs.

Lecture, convocation
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Shriver Auditorium
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, with keynote speaker William H. Gray III, president of the College Fund/United Negro College Fund and the Morgan State University Choir, under the direction of Nathan Carter. Former congressman William Gray III has brought America's oldest black higher education assistance organization from the red into the black again since becoming the United Negro College Fund's chief executive officer in 1991. Besides reaching fund-raising records, cutting UNCF costs and expanding its services, under Gray's leadership, UNCF has developed a research institute to study education issues affecting African-Americans from kindergarten to graduate school.

Poetry Night
Friday, Feb.12, 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
"Nubian Blend." An evening of art and poetry followed by an open mike session. (Sign-up for open mike starts at 7:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Garrett Room, Milton S. Eisenhower Library
"Ancient Africa," a lecture by Asa Hilliard III, will look at ancient Egypt and its impact on our modern black society. Hilliard is an educational psychologist, historian and professor of urban education at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He researches, writes and lectures on issues concerning educational equity in assessment, curriculum and teaching quality.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, noon, Shriver Hall
"Commemorating Black History Month: A Musical Tribute." Darin Atwater, composer/ pianist/conductor, and Kishna Davis, a 1996 Baltimore Opera Competition winner, in a dynamic musical performance. Cosponsored by the Office of Special Events and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

Talent Show
Friday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m., Arellano Theatre
"Apollo Night," a Hopkins tradition, with university and Baltimore area performers. Participants can win as much as $100 for first-place prize. $2.

Sun, Feb. 21, 8:30 p.m., BSU Room, AMRI
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Refreshments served.

Dance Clinic
Monday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., Great Hall
Sankofa Open Clinic. Dance with the Sankofa Dance Company while they rehearse for their performance on Feb. 27.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Shriver Auditorium
"African Heritage: A Foundation for Our Modern Day Presence." A lecture by Na'im Akbar. Akbar is considered one of the first academics to take an African-centered approach to modern psychology. He has written six books dealing with the psychology of race including Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery, From Miseducation to Education and Community of Self. He is a clinical psychology professor at Florida State University.

Friday, Feb. 26, noon, Shriver Auditorium
The Sankofa Dance Company previews excerpts from their fifth annual Hopkins Black History Month show, complete with traditional African attire. Free for Hopkins students, faculty and staff with ID; $5, general public.

Heritage Dinner
Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Glass Pavilion.
Closing ceremony and annual African Heritage Dinner, with American, Caribbean, West and East African Foods. Music provided by the Sixth Dimension Sax Quartet. $10.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m., Shriver Auditorium
Sankofa Dance Company. Learn while being entertained by the performers who have become a part of Hopkins tradition. Free for Hopkins students. Pick up tickets by Wednesday, Feb. 24, in OMSA, $10, general public.

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