WMC to sponsor speech by Black Panther

College activities mark Black History Month

January 30, 2000

Western Maryland College will hold activities throughout February in recognition of Black History Month, including a lecture by Black Panther Party co-founder and chairman Bobby Seale, a gospel jubilee and a soul food dinner.

The events are open to the public and are sponsored by the Black Student Union, the College Activities Programming Board and the Office of Multicultural Student Services.

All activities are free, unless otherwise indicated.

Tomorrow: "Wonders of the African World" Part I, 7 p.m., BSU Clubroom; viewing and discussion of the PBS documentary series.

Tuesday: Black Culture Appreciation Day, 11 a.m., Ensor Lounge; featuring Buffalo Soldiers exhibit and re-enactment.

Feb. 6: History of Stepping and Black Greek Organizations, 6: 30 p.m., BSU Clubroom.

Feb. 7: "Wonders of the African World" Part II, 7 p.m., BSU Clubroom.

Feb. 8: Music with a Message, 7 p.m., Baker Memorial Chapel. Performance by the Eric Byrd Trio and keynote lecture by Bobby Seale.

Seale's topic will be a comparison of activism in the 1960s with significant social changes in more recent times including economic liberation, civil and human rights and the struggle for equality in South Africa.

Tickets are $5. Children age 12 and younger and WMC faculty, staff and students with ID will be admitted free. Group rates are available for high school students and others.

Feb. 12: Step Show: "Step Up and Be Counted," 7 p.m., Alumni Hall; featuring area chapters of black fraternities and sororities. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under age 12.

Feb. 14: "Wonders of the African World" Part III, 7 p.m., BSU Clubroom.

Feb. 16: Dramafest, 8 p.m., The Forum, Decker Center; featuring cultural performances by members of the BSU.

Feb. 20: Soul food dinner, 7 p.m., The Forum, Decker Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students with ID. Call for reservations.

Feb. 26: Gospel Jubilee, 7 p.m., Baker Memorial Chapel; featuring Heaven 600 Gospel Choir, the official choir of Baltimore's WCAO 600 AM, and choirs from WMC.

March 1: Black Women in History, 7 p.m., The Forum, Decker Center; a presentation for Black History Month and Women's History Month.

Information: Mary Grace Alamandrez at 410-857-2791, or the College Activities Office at 410-857-2267.

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