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Black History Month celebrated at NMSU

To encourage a reflection on what the civil rights movement has achieved for all Americans, Black Programs at New Mexico State University is hosting several events during Black History Month.


in purpose of Black History Month events is to provide a forum each year in America to reflect and study the role of the civil rights movement in our contemporary society," said Festus Addo-Yobo, director of Black Programs. "Furthermore, we can make an investigative inquiry or analysis as to how we have progressed as a nation."

Remaining events during Black History Month include:

? African American Art Exhibition - The "Out of the Darkness into the Light" art exhibition will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Corbett Center Art Gallery.

? African Drumming and Dancing - The Odipke Adama Dance Troupe will entertain the campus community and the public at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Corbett Center Auditorium.

? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner - The speaker for this event will be Walter Turner, professor of history and chairperson of the social sciences department at the College of Marin in Kentfield, Calif., and will feature Afro-beat and Hip-Hop dancers. Tickets for the dinner are $35. Student tickets are $20. The dinner will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Corbett Center Student Union Ballrooms.

? Spring Visitor's Day - This family recruiting event begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 19 in the Pan American Center.
? Presentation of "Beyond Slavery: Overcoming its Religious and Sexual Legacy" - This is a collaborative presentation between Women's Studies and Black Programs that will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Science Hall Room 286A on the NMSU campus.

? Performance by Mojoe - Hip-hop soul/urban band Mojoe will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Corbett Center Auditorium.

? Gospel Jazz Night - There will be performances by the New Mexico State Gospel Choir, the House of Prayer Gospel Jazz Group and the NMSU Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the NMSU Music Center Recital Hall.

? African American Fashion Show - The fashion show will be presented by the Delta Zeta sorority and feature music by Karuna and the New World Drummers at 5 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Corbett Center Student Union.

With the exception of the Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner, all events are free and open to the public. These events are part of NMSU's ongoing outreach effort to educate and improve the lives of citizens in our community and state. For more information call (505) 646-4208.