Students studying outside the library

Black History Month events at Wofford


SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Wofford College Office of Multicultural Affairs and Black History Month Committee invite the Wofford and Spartanburg communities to participate in the campus 2009 Black History Month Events.

Feb. 3, 2009


7 p.m. / Holcombe Room, Burwell Building


"Do You: How To Brand Yourself In The Market Place"


Derrick Johnson is director of product management for UPS Capital Insurance Agency and is responsible for developing marketing segmentation strategies, launching marketing initiatives, and ensuring adequate sales support. Johnson graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. He also obtained an MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Students are invited to get their trays and head down downstairs for a great discussion.


Feb. 11, 2009

7 p.m. / Harley Room, Richardson Building

Annual Black History Literary Salon

Every year Delta Sigma Theta and the Office of Multicultural Affairs invite faculty, staff and students to participate in the Literary Salon by reading their favorite poems by African American poets or their own original works. Participants also sing and/or dance. Local poets also will share some of their inspiring pieces. Refreshments will be served. This event will be open to the public. If you are interested in participating in the Literary Salon, please contact Vanessa Antoine at


Feb. 17, 2009


11 a.m. / Leonard Auditorium


Black History Month Convocation


As an activist, scholar, and cultural critic, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of America's leading hip-hop generation intellectuals. His work, covering topics such as popular culture, politics, sexuality, education, and religion, has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, books, and anthologies. He has lectured widely and provides commentary for media outlets which include NPR, Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and New York Times. He will talk about the intersections of hip-hop culture, race, politics, and civic engagement.


 Feb. 17, 2009


4 p.m. / Leonard Auditorium


The Forum: Youth Making A Difference


A panel consisting of individuals from the Wofford and Spartanburg communities will discuss "What should students be doing to change their community and the world?" Dr. Marc Lamont Hill will moderate. This event will be open to the public.


Feb. 26, 2009


5 p.m. / Anna Todd Wofford Center


A Reading: ‘Blood Done Sign My Name’ by Dr. Tim Tyson


Dr. Tim Tyson is senior scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He will be reading portions of his book and taking questions from the audience. This book is based on events that took place during Dr. Tyson's childhood in a small southern town torn apart by racism and prejudice. Refreshments will be served.