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Black History Month events scheduled

Posted Jan. 16, 2014

Black History Month 2014

The Kent State University at Trumbull Council on Diversity will present a trio of events in February, in celebration of Black History Month.

Kicking off the month will be a pair of performances by local musical group, Legends, that celebrates the African-American experience through song and dance. In a flashy, Las Vegas-style show, members of the ensemble perform the works of Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Billie Holiday and a host of other historical music icons from the 20th century. The shows will take place on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kent Trumbull Theatre, on the campus of Kent State Trumbull. No charge, general admission seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A pair of Kent State lecturers close out the month, beginning with Idris Kabir Syed’s presentation, “Black History in the Age of Obama,” on Wednesday, Feb. 12, before giving way to Leslie Heaphy’s address on Negro League baseball on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Both presentations will begin at 12 p.m., and take place in the Lower Commons, on the first floor, of the Classroom/Administration Building.

All events are free and open to the public.

Black History Month schedule of events

  • Legends
    A history of African-American music, told in song & dance
    Thursday, Feb. 6 | Showings at 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.
    Kent Trumbull Theatre | Theatre/Library Bldg.

  • Idris Kabir Syed, M.Ed
    Dept. of Pan-African Studies | Kent State University
    “Black History in the Age of Obama”
    Wednesday, Feb. 12 | 12 p.m.-1 p.m. | Lower Commons

  • Leslie Heaphy
    Dept. of History | Kent State University
    “The Negro Baseball Leagues”
    Wednesday, Feb. 26 | 12 p.m.-1 p.m. | Lower Commons
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