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Lincoln University hosts variety of Black History Month programs

Lincoln University hosts variety of Black History Month programs

February 1st, 2018 by Bob Watson in News

This Feb. 5, 2015, file photo shows a student crossing the pedestrian bridge near Page Library on the Lincoln University campus.

Photo by News Tribune /Fulton Sun.

Nearly two dozen events have been scheduled for February at Lincoln University to observe Black History Month.

Those events include:

The annual HBCU Kings' Leadership Conference for men representing a number of historically black colleges and universities, which began Wednesday and ends with the Kings' Competition at 7 p.m. Saturday in Mitchell Auditorium.

A discussion Friday about the independent television documentary "Tell Them We Are Rising."

June Patton wrote a biography of Richard R. Wright, an African-American novelist who first used the phrase while addressing Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, for whom Howard University was named.

Patton will discuss the book and the TV documentary at 3 p.m. Friday in Pawley Theater, and the documentary will be screened at 6 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium.

The documentary will air for the first time on PBS' Independent Lens program at 9 p.m. Feb. 19 on KMOS-TV, channel 6.

LU observes the anniversary of its founding in 1866 by the soldiers of the 62nd and 65th Colored Infantry Units, and their white officers, with a week of activities beginning Monday.

"What Would the Founders Do?" will be presented by Mara Aruguete and April Napier at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Page Library Room 200.

Rolundus Rice, LU's chief diversity officer and assistant provost for academic affairs, will present "Black Magic" from 2:25-3:40 p.m. Tuesday in Young Hall Room 300.

Sharon Squires will present "Ask A Black Man" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Scruggs University Center each Wednesday during February.

LU Day at the Capitol is Wednesday in the Rotunda on the third floor.

Founders Day Convocation is 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in Mitchell Auditorium, with Brandy Moore as the keynote speaker.

Aruguete will present a program, "Teaching Methods that Support Diversity and Inclusion," at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 in Page Library Room 100.

"A Night With the Campus NAACP" and a screening of the movie "Marshall" — which focuses on one case in the life of future U.S. Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall — will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in Page Library Room 100.

Also Feb. 12, an exhibit titled "Lincolnites: We Serve and Protect" will be unveiled 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Page Library Room 327.

Christine Boston will teach about "Great Zimbabwe: Africa's Sub-Saharan State Level Society" at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in Founders Hall Room 238.

"Love Our Police Officers" is an event at noon and 6 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Scruggs University Center Cafe.

Napier will teach about "Mass Incarceration: Exploitation of Modern-Day Slavery Used as Economic Benefit vs. Intervention of Criminality" from 1-2:15 p.m. Feb. 15 in Founders Hall Room 238.

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Rolundus Rice and Curtis Burton will present voter registration and a program, "A Tribute to the First African American President of the United States," at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in Page Library Room 200.

Guest Speaker Clenora Hudson Weems will discuss "Emmett Till and the Child Rights Movement and Africana-Melinated Womanism" at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Scruggs University Center Ballroom.

Walter Cal Johnson will present "The Historical Roots of the Racial Wealth Gap" at 3 p.m. Feb. 21 in Founders Hall Room 238.

Will Sites will present "Boom: The Rise and Fall of Missouri's Black Business Districts" from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Page Library Room 100.

Octoria Ridenhour and the Campus Activity Board will present "A Night In Harlem: An Artistic Reflection of the Harlem Renaissance" at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in Mitchell Auditorium.

Manzoor Chowdhury will present "The Economic Impact of Lincoln University" at 11 a.m. Feb. 26 in Stamper Hall Room 206.

Talisa Boswell will discuss "Signs, Race, Power and Privilege: A Sign of the Times at LU During the Trump Presidency" at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in Page Library Room 100.

The "Black Excellence Ball and Awards Ceremony" begins with dinner from 5-6:30 p.m., the awards presentations from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and networking and dancing from 8:30-9 p.m. in the Scruggs University Center.