Black history events at McDaniel

Dinner, forums, a play set this month at college

February 05, 2003

McDaniel College will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events including a soul food dinner, a theater production and the showing of Alex Haley's Roots.

The Black Student Union is sponsoring the events, all of which, except for the soul food dinner, are free to the public.

Parts 2 and 3 of Roots will be shown at 1 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 16 and Parts 4, 5 and 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in Decker Auditorium.

The movie The Barbershop will be shown at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. tomorrow in Decker Auditorium. Aminata Njeri, chief operating officer of Dynamics of Leadership Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y., will discuss the movie as "The Trivialization of Black Icons" at 8 p.m. Monday in McDaniel Lounge.

Cooked ham, turkey, macaroni and cheese and collard greens will be served at the Soul Food Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Forum. An open discussion of racial issues also will be held. The cost of the dinner is $5 for the college community and $7 for others.

"Keepin' It Real Forum," a discussion of racial stereotypes and issues, will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Forum.

Pin Points Theatre from Washington will perform The Meeting, a play which explores the lives, philosophies and times of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Forum.

Student organizations will offer samples of different cultures' music and food at a "Night Out on the Town" at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Forum.

David Terry, research specialist in the history of slavery at the Maryland State Archives, will discuss "Families and the Flight to Freedom: The Importance of Kinship in Antebellum Maryland" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Decker Auditorium.

A Gospel Jubilee is scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in Big Baker Memorial Chapel.

Information: Office of Multicultural Services, 410-857-2791.

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