University of South Carolina

University celebrating Black History Month

The University of South Carolina will host a series of public events in celebration of Black History Month.

The events range from concerts and movies to lectures and panel discussions and are free and open to the public. Additional events for university students, faculty and staff are available at

For more information, contact Rodrick Moore, director of multicultural student affairs, 803-777-7716 or

  • Lecture: “Diversity in Charter Schools.” Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:30 p.m. Russell House University Union, Room 315. University law professor Dr. Danielle Holley-Walker will speak. Sponsored by the Institute for African American Research.


  • Civil Rights Dialogue: Civil Rights Tour Panel. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m. Russell House University Union Theatre. Five students who participated in the university’s annual Civil Rights Tour, held in early January, will discuss their experiences visiting historic sites in Alabama and Georgia. Sponsored by the Association of African American Students.


  • Documentary: “Good Hair.” Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m. Russell House University Union Theater. Entertainer and Andrews native Chris Rock explores the history, culture and attitudes about hair in the African-American community. A discussion about “Good Hair” will take place at 8 p.m. in the theater. Carolina Productions is sponsoring the film.


  • Gospel Concert. Sunday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. School of Law auditorium. The concert will feature music by students and groups from around South Carolina. Donations will be accepted, with proceeds benefitting the Mother Geneva Johnson Academy in Alcolu. The academy helps students who have had continued discipline and academic problems succeed socially and academically and advance to higher education. The annual concert is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

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Posted: 02/09/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 02/09/10 @ 3:17 PM | Permalink