Still Involved 50 years Later: A Celebration of Black History Month at KSU

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 -

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Cartwright Hall

The Department of Pan-African Studies, Black United Students, and the Black Alumni Chapter invite you to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Black History Month at Kent State. This Celebration welcomes the community, Alumni, KSU Staff, and Students to honor the first organizers of Black History Month at Kent State; Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 from 3 pm - 6 pm at Cartwright Hall (formerly KSU Auditorium).  This event is free and open to the public, guests are asked to RSVP using EventBrite.  The first recorded celebration of Black History month took place at Kent State University in 1970. A collaborative effort between Black United Students, the Department of Pan-African Studies and the Office of Minority Affairs, the celebration spanned the entire month of February. Please join us for a celebratory presentation and dedication on Feb. 15, 2020. A reception will follow the ceremony starting at 5 pm, light refreshments will be served.  Musical entertainment will be provided by the KSU Jazz Orchestra, directed by Bobby Selvaggio. Photograph used in artwork comes from the collection of Lafe Tolliver circa 1970.

Guests or attendees seeking an accommodation in order to attend or participate in this event should contact the Kent State’s Office of Compliance, EOAA at or call 330.672.2038 at least 72-hours prior to the event date to make a request.

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