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Wofford events celebrate Black History Month

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Jamie Wright Experience, special speakers highlight programs

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will celebrate Black History Month in February with a variety of events, all free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public.

Soul Food & The Jamie Wright Experience
Thursday, Feb. 10 – 6 p.m.

Student Dining Hall, Burwell Building
The Jamie Wright Experience band surrounds an event with music, creating an entertaining atmosphere that has a diversified repertoire of musical styles — from jazz, funk to dance and more. The band brings members from several walks of life who have combined their musical gifts to be heard and seen by all who are true music lovers. The band members are Rico Tyler (keyboard), Tez Sherard (drums), and Jamie Wright (lead vocalist). Dinner of Soul Food will be served.

Wofford’s Book Club
Thursday, Feb. 10; Tuesday, Feb. 15; and Thursday, Feb. 24 – 4-5:30 p.m.

Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House
The Book Club, sponsored by the Sandor Teszler Library, will read “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”

Black History Month Speaker
Speaker: S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers, D-Bamberg
Thursday, Feb. 17 – 11 a.m. Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building
Rep. Bakari T. Sellers is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing the 90th District since 2006, when he was elected at the age of 22. He in alumnus of Morehouse College and the first vice chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party.

Black History Literary Salon and Celebration
Sunday, Feb. 20 – 5-7 p.m.

AAAS Room, Burwell Building
The Literary Salon gives the Wofford and Spartanburg community the opportunity to honor African-descended activists, leaders, artists, and writers in a creative and communal way. There will be music, readings, and food in celebration of the African Diaspora. This event is free and open to the public.