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Black History Month Events Update

Concert, film series, literary salon, blood drive and black history trivia round out commemorative events

BHM Tramaine
2015-02-06

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Wofford College Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites the community to attend the Black History Month events. All revolve around the theme: “Remembering Our Past, Learning Our Present, Informing Our Future.” All are free and open to the public.    

Wednesday, Feb. 11 — “High Notes” guitar and poetry performance by John Akers, associate professor of modern languages, literatures and cultures at Wofford, that features works from Justin Holland, Langston Hughes, Caribbean artists and more. McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building, 6:30 p.m.  

 Friday, Feb. 13 — Film Series: “Miracle on St. Anna,” set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building, 7 p.m.  

 Tuesday, Feb. 17 — Literary Salon: Gathering of Wofford community to recite works for, by and about African Americans. Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Building, 6:30 p.m.  

 Thursday, Feb. 19 — Film Series: “The Butler,” as Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam and other major events affect this man’s life, family and American society. McMillan Theatre, Campus Life Building, 6 p.m.  

 Friday, Feb. 20 — Black History Month Blood Drive with the American Red Cross, sponsored by the Association of Multicultural Students, the Black Student Association and Kappa Alpha Order. Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

 Monday, Feb. 23 — BSA (Black Student Association) Table Talk, “Dear White People: Why do we still have ethnically based groups?” Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Building, 7:30 p.m.  

Tuesday, Feb. 24 — Black History Trivia, come test your knowledge of African American leaders, inventors, artists, educators and more. Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Building, 6 – 9 p.m.  

Thursday, Feb. 26 —Panel Discussion: Reflecting on Wofford’s Black History. Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House, 6:30 p.m.