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Black History Month Calendar 2013 Presented by the CSU Black Studies Program

Events are on the CSU campus unless otherwise noted. For updates and more information call (216) 687-3655 or visit

Saturday, February 9, 2:00-6:00 PM, MLK Cleveland Public Library
The Man, the Movement, the Marches - exhibition of photographs from the Michael Schwartz Library's Cleveland Press Collection featuring some of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s visits to Cleveland. Includes a display of banners produced by the Library that celebrate noted African Americans from Cleveland with images from the Library's Special Collections on the legacy of Carl Stokes.

Sunday, February 10, 2:00 PM, Allen Theater Second Stage In the Red and Brown Water
Performance and Post-Performance Panel Discussion - includes CSU professors Kathy Curnow, Art Department; Adrienne Gosselin, English Department; Paula Mickens-English, Counseling Services Center and Black Studies Program; and Holly Holsinger, Theater and Dance Department and director of the play. Note: Tickets are required and other performances are scheduled for February 7-17. Presented by CSU's Department of Theater and Dance and the CSU Black Studies Program Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center.

Thursday, February 14, Main Classroom Atrium
My Chocolate Valentine - a celebration with a variety of chocolates presented by the AHANA Program and the Black Studies Program Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center.

Wednesday, February 20, 1:00 PM, St. Martin Depores Catholic Charities Family Center
The Man, the Movement, the Marches Exhibition and Performance include recitations of excerpts of speeches by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and poetry by Langston Hughes recited by Prester Pickett, MFA. (Repeated on different dates at the Anthony Celebrezze Federal Building, Alcazar Hotel, Kingsbury Tower, Karamu House Theater, John Adams High School, and a variety of other venues)

Thursday, February 21, 12:00 NOON (Location TBA) Where Do We Go From Here?
Panel discussion sponsored by The Black Faculty and Staff Organization.

Friday, February 22, 4:00 PM, CSU Student Center Atrium
Africa Day and Remembering My African Roots Celebration - featuring a lecture by Professor Barbara Hoffman of the Anthropology Department, a slideshow presentation by Abu Nasara from the College of Education highlighting his photographs from Nigeria, a film and a celebration of African attire, music, and dance with a band and dance troupe. Sponsored by the CSU African Student Association, Black Student Union, Lambda Phi Theta, Belly Dancers Association, Speak Up, Golden Key International Honor Society, Push Against Poverty, and the Black Studies Program.

Monday, February 25, 4:00 PM, Moot Courtroom, Cleveland Marshall College of Law
Bridging the Gap Between Our Generations for Success- sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Black Law Student Association.

Tuesday, February 26, Lunch Time, Viking Marketplace, Student Center
The Viking Marketplace will host one of the most popular meals of the year; a traditional soul-food menu inspired by the timeless dishes made popular in the kitchens of African American families through United States history. The meal is available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and all are welcome. Please Note: Tuesday/Thursday meals are VERY crowded between 12-1 p.m. and often we must hold the door to allow tables to open. Please consider making your visit after 1 p.m.