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Black History Month 2012 comes to a conclusion

February 24, 2012

As Black History Month 2012 comes to a conclusion, SMU events include a re-enactment of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech, a look at the history of the American Black Woman and a ball. Here are the details:

February 24
  “I Have a Dream” Re-enactment
The SMU Fine Arts Community/Residence Life and Student Housing presents a public re-enactment of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps and front lawn of Dallas Hall.
Location: SMU Main Quad
Time: 7-11 p.m.
February 27
  Progression of the Black Woman
Sisters Supporting Sisters presents a journey through the history of the American Black Woman through interactive performance art.
Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 1st Floor
Time: 5-9 p.m.
February 28
  Excellence Ball
The Association of Black Students inaugurates a new annual event.
Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Click here for the complete list of SMU Black History Month events.

Black History Month, observed in February in the United States, seeks to educate the American people about African-Americans' cultural backgrounds and achievements, recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Each year, the U.S. President issues a proclamation to call attention to the importance of the observance.