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Black History Month Events on U of M Campus and around the Twin Cities

FEBRUARY 12, 2013
Mis-education of the “N” word
The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence and the Black Student Union are hosting this talk, featuring Alexander Hines, Marcellus Davis, Kenneth Turner from Change Agent Consulting: Each one, Reach one, Teach one LLC, 4PM - 5:30PM, University of Minnesota, in 118 STSS Building.

FEBRUARY 15-16, 2013
9:00 AM
Bridging the Gap Conference
African Diaspora Studies, Area Studies, and the Disciplines a symposium to be held at the African and African American Studies Program
Carleton College is hosting this scholarly symposium to address the sometimes fruitful, sometimes uncomfortable tension in the marriage of African and African American Studies.

FEBRUARY 17, 2013
7:00 PM
Spirit and Soul at the Basilica of Saint Mary
Minneapolis Community and Technical College and The Basilica of St. Mary are hosting Spirit and Soul, a community event intended to honor the many achievements of Americans from African descent. The main event will include spoken word, music, and dance acts. Those performing include Jerry Steele, Lundstrum Center for Performing Arts, the MCTC Jazz Ensemble, Papa Diop and more.

FEBRUARY 18, 2013
3:30–5:00 PM
Silencing Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown: The First Amendment and the Politics of Speaking Freely in Cold War America
Professor Keith Mayes will provide this talk as a part of the Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads Lecture Series

FEBRUARY 19, 2013
7:00 PM
The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972
Professor Ibram Rogers will provide a talk at Winona State University, East Hall – Kryzsko Commons. This event is free.

February 20, 2013
5:30 PM
Beasts of the Southern Wild—Film Showing and Discussion
The Department of African American and African Studies and the Black Student Union are co-sponsoring a film screening and critical community discussion of the film Beasts of the Southern Wild. at Coffman Memorial Union. This event is free, register online

February 20, 2013
6:30–7:30 PM
Moore by Four Sings—Landmark Center
The St. Paul Central Library and Landmark Center are hosting a swinging celebration of Black History Month with one of the premier vocal jazz ensembles paying tribute to the great accomplishments in the Black community. The event is free and takes at the Landmark Center – F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium.

February 22, 2013
6:30–9-:00 PM
Dinner with Legends: Morrill Hall Takeover Tribute Dinner
A dinner honoring the history of African American activism and excellence. Professor John S. Wright will provide the keynote address. This event will take place at McNamara Alumni Center – Maroon and Gold Room and is hosted by the Pi Eta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and the Black Student Union. Contact Simon Noel Ndely for more information.

February 23, 2013
10:00 AM–7:00 PM
1st Annual Midwest Black History Expo
The event will include: Nationally known keynote speaker Dr. Julianne Malveaux, African American inventions and inventors exhibit, Black History documentary and discussion room, seminar room, children's room, an art competition, more than 200 vendors and exhibitors, a fashion show and performances. The event takes place at the St. Paul River Centre. Adults: $13.00, kids (ages 6 to 13): $7, kids (5 and under): Free.

February 29, 2013
1:00–2:30 PM
African Americans in Aviation: Then and Now
The Minnesota History Center in St. Paul is presenting African Americans in Aviation: Then and Now, which will feature a panel discussion that will offer personal aviation stories from a Tuskegee Airman to Northwest Airlines’ first African American pilot. The event takes place at the Minnesota History Center and is free.