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MSU celebrates Black History Month

Wilmington College

During February, Morehead State University will celebrate Black History Month by offering a variety of educational and enriching activities designed to promote and honor African-American history and heritage.

Sponsored by the Eagle Diversity Education Center, the Campus Activities Board, the Office of Student Activities and the Camden-Carroll Library, Black History Month events are free and open to the public.

Cory Clark, minority academic services coordinator, said “it is important for students to have opportunities inside and outside of the classroom to be exposed to different cultures and experiences. These events are an opportunity for students to learn about the contributions, achievements and history of African-Americans as well as celebrate.”

The celebration will begin with the 2nd Annual Soul Food Dinner on Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) Ballroom B & C. Limited seating is available. To reserve a seat, contact the Eagle Diversity Education Center by emailing EDEC@moreheadstate.edu by Feb. 1.

In partnership with AIDS Volunteers, Inc. of Lexington, a mobile outreach vehicle will provide HIV and Hepatitis C testing on Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in ADUC Food Court. HIV testing will be offered free of charge. The HIV test only requires a mouth swab or finger prick.

On Feb. 19, the Camden-Carroll Library and the Eagle Diversity Education Center will host the Annual African-American Read-In from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Camden-Carroll Library. The event will feature public readings of African-American writers.

As part of the Black History Month Film and Discussion Series, “The Green Book” will be shown on Feb. 19 and “Monsters and Men” will be screened on Feb. 26. Both films can be viewed in Breckinridge 002. Doors open at 6 p.m.

To conclude the celebration, the Office of Student Activities (OSA) is sponsoring a free trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on March 2. All participants will receive transportation and a ticket to the Freedom Center. Space is limited to the first 40 individuals to register. For reservations, visit the OSA office located in 217 ADUC or email Shannon Colvin at s.colvin@moreheadstate.edu.

Additional information about the Black History Month activities is available from Cory Clark by calling 606-783-9051 or by emailing c.clark2@moreheadstate.edu.

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