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Mount Union Prepares Events to Celebrate Black History Month

February 9, 2009

boone Mount Union College will be hosting several more events in celebration and acknowledgement of Black History Month. These events are being held in addition to the appearance of Herman Boone, former head coach of the Titans football team and inspiration for the Disney movie Remember the Titans, who provided the Black History Month keynote address on February 5.

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On Wednesday, February 18, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Campus Grounds of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. This exhibit, by founder and originator Khalid el-Hakim, is a grassroots based project that displays museum quality Black memorabilia. The mobile museum is free and open to the public. Also on February 18, Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin, an American rapper and spoken word artist, is scheduled to meet with interested students on campus.

basheerBasheer Jones, host of the Basheer Jones and Company Morning Show of Radio-One Cleveland, will speak at Mount Union Theatre on Thursday, February 26 at 7 p.m. A graduate of Morehouse College, Jones is a published author of poetry and opened up for The Def Poetry Jam at Emory University. This event is all free and open to the public.

In addition, the annual Black Student Union Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, February 21 at 7 p.m. in the Mount Union Theatre. Tickets are $5 - or $3 with a canned food donation. All food items will be taken to Feed My Sheep Ministries in Alliance for distribution to the community.

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (330) 823-7288.

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