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Monday, February 1, 1999

Black History Month Events at Salisbury State University

SALISBURY, MD--February is African-American History Month, and a variety of events have been planned at Salisbury State.

A keynote lecture will be presented by Dr. Mary Frances Berry on Tuesday, February 9, at 8 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania. Her topic for the evening is “Civil Rights in America: From the ’60s to the Millennium.” The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Multiethnic Student Services, the Union of African-American Students and the Student Organization for Activity Planning.

On February 12, 13 and 14, the critically acclaimed movie Beloved will be shown in Caruthers Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m. each day with an additional 10:30 p.m. showing on Sunday, February 14.

On Wednesday, February 17, the National Black Inventions Exhibit opens in the Main Lounge of the Guerrieri University Center. There will be over 125 exhibits on display from noon- 8 p.m.

Saul Williams, star of the movie Slam, brings poetry in a coffeehouse atmosphere to the Wicomico Room, Guerrieri University Center, on Tuesday, February 23. The reading begins at 8 p.m.

The one-woman dramatic presentation Zora Speaks also ushers in Women's History Month on Tuesday, March 9, at 8 p.m. in Caruthers Hall Auditorium. Actress Dietra Kelsey will interpret the life and times of writer Zora Neal Hurston.

The activities, free and open to the public, have been planned by SSU’s Diversity Lecture Committee.

For more information, or a complete listing of spring calendar of events at the University, call the Salisbury State Office of Public Relations at 410-543-6030.


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