OSU-Tulsa Hosts Events For Black History Month

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa is set to host several events designed to commemorate the heritage of African-Americans during February’s Black History Month.

Black History Month activities kicked off with “A Taste of Soul” on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. OSU-Tulsa’s African-American Student Association is sponsoring the soul food dinner in the North Hall lobby.

The AASA will also show the movie Ray on Friday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium. Nominated for six Academy Awards, Ray is the story of legendary musician Ray Charles.

Black History Month activities will conclude Monday, Feb. 28 with an insightful program tracing the rich heritage of African American people in room 151 of the OSU-Tulsa Conference Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Author and historian Hannibal Johnson will serve as the featured speaker with topics including “The History of Blacks in America” and “Black Townships in Oklahoma.”

Kim Johnson, coordinator of the African-American Resource Center at the Rudisill Regional Library, will then discuss their available comprehensive resource materials and professional reference materials on the culture and history of African-Americans. Tulsa’s Roosevelt Elementary School Roughriders dance ensemble will also perform an African dance during the event.

All Black History Month events are free and open to the public. OSU-Tulsa is located at 700 North Greenwood Avenue, near I-244 and Detroit Avenue. For more information, call Lana Turner at 594-8328.

Updated 02-23-2005

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