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Celebrate Black History Month With Kent State University at Stark

Multiple Locations

Kent State University at Stark’s observance of Black History Month includes a monthlong commemoration featuring presentations, forums and a performance by Cleveland-based popular electric blues ensemble the Wallace Coleman Band on Feb. 22.

Mr. Coleman, a 10-year veteran of the Grammy Award-winning Robert Lockwood Jr. Band, started his own band in 1996. He later established his own record label. Mr. Coleman has released four critically acclaimed CDs on his label, including his latest release, Blues In The Wind and Remembering Robert Jr. Lockwood.

An Ohio Heritage Fellow, Mr. Coleman’s performance embodies an American art form that has all but disappeared from the African-American music landscape and is certain to captivate blues lovers of all ages.

Join Kent State Stark for the Wallace Coleman Band and other events listed below. All are free and open to the public:

Presentation: African-Americans in World War I
Monday, Feb. 12
12:30-1:30 p.m.
128 Science and Nursing Building
Presented by Leslie Heaphy, Ph.D., associate professor of history
Sponsored by the Black History Month Committee
Refreshments provided by the Kent State Stark Honors Program

 

Film: The Black Panthers, Documentary with Discussion
Wednesday, Feb. 14
2-4 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium
Discussion led by Kathy Kinzer-Downs, coordinator for Multicultural Initiatives
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Initiatives
Refreshments provided

 

Wallace Coleman Band
Folk and Electric Blues
Thursday, Feb. 22
6-8 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium
Free, tickets not required.
Sponsored by the Black History Month Committee

 

Film: Selma with Discussion
Tuesday, Feb. 27
3-5 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium
Discussion led by Kathy Kinzer-Downs, coordinator for Multicultural Initiatives
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Initiatives
Refreshments provided