College honors national Black History Month

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February 5, 2008

1:12 AM

The College will be hosting several events around campus in honor of Black History Month.

p. The Office of Multicultural Affairs will be sponsoring the annual Black History Month celebration to be held in the University Center Commonwealth Auditorium today at 5 p.m., along with the Tidewater Gospel Festival to take place Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The speaker this year for the annual Black History Month celebration will be Bakari Kitwana, former executive director of The Source magazine and the author of “The Rap of Gangsta Rap.”

p. The Williamsburg Regional Library will be hosting poet and College English Professor Hermine Pinson who will be singing her poetry from her CD “Changing the Changes” Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

p. In addition, the African Cultural Society will be hosting the African Culture Night in the UC’s Tidewater Room Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. The event highlights the many diverse cultures from Africa. Tickets are $5.

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