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Black History Month

Black History Month and Beyond 2014 activities announced at UD


1:25 p.m., Feb. 18, 2014--A variety of Black History Month and Beyond activities are being held at the University of Delaware, with a highlight a presentation by activist and entertainer Harry Belafonte on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Other activities, events and exhibitions are as follows:

Campus Stories

From graduates, faculty

As it neared time for the processional to open the University of Delaware Commencement ceremonies, graduating students and faculty members shared their feelings about what the event means to them.

Doctoral hooding

It was a day of triumph, cheers and collective relief as more than 160 students from 21 nations participated in the University of Delaware's Doctoral Hooding Convocation held Friday morning on The Green.

Through July 1, “1964 Civil Rights Act: 50th Anniversary” exhibition, University of Delaware Library, in the Information Room on the first floor of the Morris Library.

Saturday, Feb. 22, MLK Day of Service, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Perkins Student Center. Honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the event will offer UD students a chance to participate in a day of service and reflection, with volunteers learning about the significance of service before traveling to service sites in Wilmington, Newark and Elkton, Md. To register, click here.

Sunday, Feb. 23, Sit-In and Study, 2-6 p.m., 116/118 Purnell Hall. Recalling the Little Rock Nine who risked their lives to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., the Sit-In and Study program was initiated in 2013 to improve the academic performance of African American and Latino students by creating a culture of study and community. For information or to participate, call the Center for Black Culture at 302-831-2991.

Friday, Feb. 28, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, 4-5:30 p.m., Center for Black Culture. A screening of the award-winning civil rights documentary series, Eyes on the Prize. The series consists of 14 films that cover the civil rights movement from 1954-1985.

Friday, March 14, Sixties Late-Night Dance Social, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Perkins Student Center West Lounge. The social event will feature dances from the 1960s, and an “old school” and “new school” dance contest.

Saturday, March 22, trip to New York City’s Broadway to see Motown: The Musical, with departure at 11 a.m. and return at 1 a.m., Sunday, March 23.

Black History Month activities are sponsored by the Center for Black Culture, Cultural Programming Advisory Board, Black Student Union, Office of Student Life, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Residence Life and Housing, Black Alumni Organization, University of Delaware Library, Office of Student Wellness and Health Promotion, and Haven.

For a complete list of programs and updates, visit the Center for Black Culture website or call 302-831-2991.

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