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APSU offers packed calendar of Black History Month events

1/31/2006
During February, Austin Peay State University offers a full slate of activities to commemorate and celebrate Black History Month. The events are free and open to the public.
Feb. 1-3
African American Cultural Center Open House
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Harambee Room, Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center
Sponsored by the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. To kick off Black History Month, stop by the AACC for daily events and refreshments. Black history memorabilia is available for APSU students.

Feb. 3
“Afro Punk”
7 p.m., Clement Auditorium. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Leadership. This documentary explores race identity within the punk scene. Follow four people who dedicate themselves to the punk-rock lifestyle and find themselves in situations that could happen to someone experiencing the duality of a person of color in a white community.

Feb. 6
AASA Movie Night, “Cooley High”
7 p.m., Harambee Room, Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center
Sponsored by the African American Student Association and the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center.

Feb. 7
Middle and High School Black History Bowl
5-7 p.m., Morgan University Center Ballroom. Sponsored by the NAACP Collegiate Chapter.
Come learn your history, test your knowledge and have a good time! Watch as local prep school students compete in this yearly event. To register or for more information, telephone Kathleen Evans at 221-1242 or Keith Parker at 221-6979.

100 Years of Civic, Social, and Fraternal Organizations
7:30 p.m., Morgan University Center Ballroom. Sponsored by the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center and NAACP Collegiate Chapter. Looking into 100 years of civic, social and fraternal organizations in the African-American community, this program will provide students with in-depth knowledge about these organizations.

Feb. 9
Collegiate Black History Bowl
7 p.m., Clement Auditorium. Sponsored by the NAACP and Student Teacher Education Association (STEA). Learn your history, test your knowledge and have a good time. Form your own team of five-nine people. Cash awards. To register, telephone Kathleen Evans at 221-1242 or Keith Parker at 221-6979.

Feb. 10
Marketplace and Craft Show
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Memorial Health Building (Red Barn). Sponsored by the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. Visit with vendors offering items from African woodwork to cultural cuisine. Make a purchase or just partake of delectable delicacies.

Feb. 11
Marketplace and Craft Show
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Memorial Health Building (Red Barn). Sponsored by the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. Visit with vendors offering items from African woodwork to cultural cuisine. Make a purchase or just partake of delectable delicacies.

Feb. 13
AASA Movie Night, “Higher Learning”
7 p.m., Harambee Room, Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center
Sponsored by the African American Student Association and Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center.

Feb. 16
“Woman Behind the Gold: Wilma Glodean Rudolph”
3:30 p.m., Harambee Room, Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center
Sponsored by the department of communication and theatre and Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. Dr. Yvonne Prather, assistant professor of communication, will show and discuss her video documentary on the life of Olympic gold medalist Wilma G. Rudolph.

Feb. 20
“How Blak Kin Eye Bee”
7 p.m., Morgan University Center Ballroom. Sponsored by the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. A one-man exploration into what it means to be African American in a changing world. Written and performed by jeff obafemi carr, this 90-minute play employs top-level acting, interactive music, multimedia imagery and audience participation to create an unforgettable evening of performance

Feb. 22
A Scene from August Wilson's “The Piano Lesson” and Peaysoup
7 p.m., Harambee Room, Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. Sponsored by the African-American staff, administrators and faculty (AASAF) and the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. Members of AASAF will present a scene by this historical African-American playwright, followed by an open mic poetry session.

Feb. 22-25
“To Kill A Mockingbird”
7:30 p.m., Trahern Theatre. Sponsored by the department of communication and theatre. Don't miss this production of the Harper Lee's classic play.

Feb. 23
The History of African-American Gospel Music
7 p.m., Clement Auditorium. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Leadership and the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. Explore the history of gospel music; learn about its birth and many of the pioneers.

Feb. 24
Friday Night Movie: “The Color Purple”
7 p.m., Clement Auditorium. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Leadership.
Enjoy the Oscar-nominated film developed from Alice Walker's famous novel.

Feb. 26
“To Kill A Mockingbird”
2 p.m., Trahern Theatre. Sponsored by the department of communication and theatre.
Afterward, there will be a panel discussion about issues raised by the play today.

Feb. 26
“The Blacks of Wessyngton-Plantation Life in Springfield, Tenn.”
3-5 p.m., Harambee Room, Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. Sponsored by the department of communication and theatre. Dr. Yvonne Prather, assistant professor of communication, will premiere and discuss her video documentary of the life of the first slaves in Tennessee.

Feb. 27
AASA Movie Night, “School Daze”
7 p.m., Harambee Room, Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center
Sponsored by the African American Student Association and the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center and the department of communication and theatre.
Additional exciting, informative events—just for APSU students—are planned.
For more information, telephone the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at (931) 221-7120. — Dennie B. Burke