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Wofford College schedules Black History Month events

Thursday, January 29, 2004

SPARTANBURG, SC – Hannibal B. Johnson, author of “Black Wall Street,” will be the featured speaker at Wofford College’s Black History Month Convocation on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Leonard Auditorium in Main Building.

Other Black History Month events scheduled at Wofford include:

Showing of the movie “Separate But Equal” on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. in the McMillan Theater in the Campus Life Building.

Literary Salon, sponsored by the Association of African-American Students (AAAS), on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Papadopoulos Building.

Campus Revival Full Gospel Worship Service on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in Leonard Auditorium, Main Building. Guest speaker, Pastor Allen L. Bruton of New Hope Baptist Church.

Hannibal B. Johnson is an author, adjunct professor and consultant. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he joined Conner & Winters law firm in Tulsa, Ok. He maintains a private consulting business. He has served as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, the University of Tulsa College of Law and the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. He has written three books, “Black Wall Street – From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District,” “Up From the Ashes – A Story About Community,” and “Acres of Aspiration – The All Black Towns in Oklahoma.”

He consults on workforce diversity, management training, strategic planning, human relations and employment-related issues. Besides serving as a skilled presenter, facilitator and moderator for several regional and national conferences, Johnson has been a panelist and frequent guest speaker on reparations, diversity/multiculturalism, human rights and human relations issues.