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Monday, January 25, 2010

SU Celebrates African-American History Month February 17-March 10

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates African-American History Month in February with a series of engaging talks and performances.

Historian Linda Duyer speaks at the Nabb Research Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday February 17, on “African-American Education: Rosenwald Schools.” The SU Department of Music presents “Song Yet Sung: A Negro Spiritual Tribute” at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 18, in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center.

John Stokes, a plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education, speaks on his book, Students on Strike: Jim Crow, Civil Rights, Brown and Me, at 7 p.m. Monday, February 22, also in the Wicomico Room.

Through Friday, February 26, the Nabb Research Center presents the exhibit “Sources of Black Community: Family and Faith.” Exhibit hours are 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or by appointment.

SU’s student theatre club, Sophanes, rounds out February activities with a performance of The Coloring Book: A Moment of Clarity 8 p.m. Saturday, February 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, February 28, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Admission will be announced.

Dr. Stephen Gehnrich extends the celebration into March with his talk, “African-American Soldiers in World War I,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Nabb Research Center.

Admission to all events is free unless otherwise noted. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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