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Black History Month events at Miami

The following events, among others including lecture and film series, celebrate Black History Month at Miami’s three campuses.

An African American Read-In will be held 1-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, on the third floor of King Library. Participants choose passages to share from books by African American authors. Honored guests are Art Miller, longtime member and former president of the Oxford NAACP chapter, and President David Hodge and Valerie Hodge.

A Read-In also is scheduled at Miami Hamilton, 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 5 with Damian Akil Houston, visiting instructor in film and media studies.

Grammy Award-winning “national treasure” of South Africa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in Dave Finkelman Auditorium, part of the Middletown artist and lecture series. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students. For tickets, visit

An African American Read-In will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the balcony lounge, Johnston Hall, Miami Middletown.

Spencer Crew, president and CEO of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in 320 King Library. Free and open to the public, part of a Freedom Summer 1964 project and contemporary civil rights public lecture series.

Calvin Levels will portray James Baldwin in “Down from the Mountaintop,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Shriver Center multipurpose rooms. Free and open to the public.

The annual Women of Color luncheon and celebration, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Shriver Center multipurpose rooms. Guest speaker will be Carolyn Mazloomi, artist, author, historian, curator and expert on quilts.

Tickets are $16 for non-students and $8 for students and will be available in February, .

Date Published: 01/25/2007
Volume: 26   Number: 13


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