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Celebrate Black History Month with Kent State Stark

All events are free and open to the public.

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. 

Wallace 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. 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, 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: THE BLACK MALE EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA
 
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
201 Main Hall
Presented by William Casterlow, enrollment management & student services advisor.
Sponsored by the Black History Month Committee. 

 
FILM: “BLACK LIST”, VOLUME II with DISCUSSION

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
317 Main Hall
Discussion led by Joel Carbonell, Ph.D., associate professor of political science.
Sponsored by the Black History Month Committee.
Refreshments provided.

 
PRESENTATION: AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN WORLD WAR I

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
12:30 to 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, 2018
2 to 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, 2018
6 to 8 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium
Free, tickets not required.
Sponsored by the Black History Month Committee.

 
FILM: “SELMA” with DISCUSSION

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
3 to 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.
 

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POSTED: Monday, February 5, 2018 - 4:55pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 3:15pm
WRITTEN BY:
Melissa Griffy Seeton