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Black History Month at Miami University


OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami University's celebration of Black History Month in February will be marked by a multitude of events on its Oxford, Middletown and Hamilton campuses.

Sharon Draper, the 1997 National Teacher of the Year and a 1973 Miami graduate, will kick off Black History Month with visits to all three campuses.

Draper, an English teacher at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, will be in Oxford Monday, Feb. 2. Her visit will begin with the African American Read-In scheduled for

2 p.m. in King Library. At 5 p.m., Draper will speak in Hall Auditorium, and at 8 p.m., she will be the guest of honor at a reception in the Bachelor Reading Room.

Draper will travel to Miami Hamilton on Tuesday, Feb. 3, to present "Teaching In The 21st Century" at 4 p.m. in the Wilks Conference Center. A reception and book signing will follow at 5 p.m. in the multicultural resource center, 114 Rentschler Hall. Draper will wrap up her Miami visit on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Miami Middletown, where she will tour the campus and meet students 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Draper's return to her alma mater is just the beginning of a busy Black History Month. Additional events on the Oxford campus include:


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