Black History Month 2011 at SMU

SMU celebrates the month with a variety of events, which are free and open to the SMU community.

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Black History Month Logo 2011 at SMUBlack History Month, celebrated annually in the U.S., seeks to educate the American people about African-Americans' cultural backgrounds and achievements. Each year, the President issues a proclamation to call attention to the importance of the observance. SMU celebrates the month with a variety of events, which are free and open to the SMU community. They include:

February  14
  Health Awareness Forum
Hughes-Trigg Student Center: Atriums C and D
7 p.m.
February 15
  > Diabetes Testing
Hughes-Trigg Student Center: Commons
Noon - 1 p.m.
February 16
  > A Dose of History
Hughes-Trigg Student Center: Commons
  > Black Wednesday - Night Edition
Hughes-Trigg Student Center: Patio
5 p.m.
February 17
  > Charles Drew Blood Drive
SMU Flag Pole
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  > “Journey to Peace: An Eyewitness Account of the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing”Junie Collins Williamsfeaturing Junie Collins Williams, sister of bomb victim Addie Mae Collins, and herself a survivor of the blast. She will share her eyewitness account of that day (Sept. 15, 1963) and her journey to forgiveness and recovery. The event is sponsored by SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program in collaboration with the Association of Black Students.
McCord Auditorium - Room 306 of Dallas Hall
7 p.m.
  > National Panhellenic Council Dinner
Hughes-Trigg Student Center: Ballroom West
8:30 p.m.
February 19
> Community Service at Family Gateway
Meet at Flagpole at 9:30 AM
February 21
  > Black History on the Hilltop - Anga Sanders, one of the first Black students at SMU, will speak.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center: Commons
Noon - 1 p.m.
   > Forum II: Past, Present, and Future - Discussion on the status of the Black community in the past, present, and future.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center: Forum
6 p.m.
February 22
> Do the Right Thing (film by Spike Lee) - Information about the plot and more.
Hughes-Trigg Theatre
8 p.m.
February 23
  > The Progression of Black Woman - A journey through the history of the everyday American Black Woman.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center: Atriums A and B
7:30 p.m.
February 24
  > African Students Association Extravaganza - A showcase of African culture through dance, drummers, a fashion show and poetry.
Umphrey Lee Mack Ballroom
7 - 10 p.m.
February 27
  > A Journey Through Time - A history of the role of religion in the Black Community through music and sermonettes.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center: Commons
7 p.m.
February 28
  > Delta Jeopardy - Black History jeopardy
Hughes-Trigg Student Center: Forum
7:13 p.m.