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BLACK HISTORY MONTH Scheduled events in the region



Published: Fri, February 8, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

A list of area events to commemorate in February, which is Black History Month, as submitted to The Vindicator:

MAHONING COUNTY

Sunday: “Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent” movie showing, 4 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., Youngstown.

Sunday: An Evening of Prophetic Word, with Pastor Jordan Rogers of Kingdom Progressive Ministries, 6 p.m. Bethel Church of God in Christ, 3147 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.

Wednesday: Reception, 5 p.m., Youngstown State University, Bliss Hall Art Gallery, panel discussion: African American Art.

Wednesday: Black History Month Family Story Time Celebration, 6 p.m., Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Newport Branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown.

Next Friday: “Black Arts and The Civil Rights Movement,” keynote by Mwatabu S. Okantah, 7 p.m., The Ohio Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU.

Feb. 16: Save Nubia Project Seminar led by Professor Manu Ampim, 1 p.m., St. Augustine Church, 614 Parmelee Ave., Youngstown.

Feb. 17: Rev. Walter Gillespie of Church of Faith, Liberty, will discuss black Americans and their youth in 2013, 4 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., Youngstown.

Feb. 19: “With Grace I Stand,” a one-woman play by E.P. McNight, 7 p.m., The Ohio Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU.

Feb. 19: “Perspectives into the Black Abolitionist’s Movement” lecture, 7 p.m., Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

Feb. 20: “Black History Time Machine” family night, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Horizon Science Academy, 3403 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.

Feb. 21: “African Culture Heritage: Missing Values in the Quest for Modernism,” lecture by Emmanuel Christian Nyarko, 7 p.m., The Gallery Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU.

Feb. 23: African Musical Extravaganza, an assortment of jazz, rock, pop and “Afrijam” music, 7 p.m., Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU.

Feb. 23: Sports Hall of Fame member Ted Toles Jr. will discuss his time as pitcher in the Negro Baseball League, noon to 4 p.m., Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, East Branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown.

Feb. 23: Historical African-American wax museum, hosted by Horizon Academy third-graders, 11 a.m. to noon, Horizon Science Academy, 3403 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.

Feb. 24: Black history event with skits on famous black Americans, flag dancers and spiritual readings, 4 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., Youngstown.

Feb. 24: A discussion with Elder Christ Moorer of the Pavilion of Praise Church of God in Christ, Akron, 6 p.m., Bethel Church of God in Christ, 3147 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown. Topic: “Do You Hear the Word or just Words?”

Feb. 25: Black Faculty Research Showcase, presenters include Frank Akpadock and Victor Wan-Tatah, 7:30 p.m., Jones Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU.

Trumbull COUNTY

Saturday: “Moments in Black History,” 1 p.m., children’s activity for ages 5 to 12, with guest Madonna Chism-Pinkard, Main Library of Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren.

Thursday: “Frederick and Harriet Loudin: a 19th Century African-American Power Couple,” speech by Pan-African studies professor Christina McVay, 3:30 p.m., administration building lower commons, Kent State University at Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion. Discussion will explore the lives of Ravenna native Frederick Loudin, a singer and civil-rights activist, and his wife, Harriet.

Feb. 16: Local author and poet Jeanne Bryner will present her stories and memories about Helen Albert, civil-rights activist and first African-American registered nurse in Trumbull County, 2 p.m., Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St., Newton Falls.

Feb. 19: “Mercer Cook and Leopold Sedar Senghor: Two Major Pan-African Diplomats and Literarians,” speech by associate professor Dr. Babacar M’Baye, 3:30 p.m., administration building lower commons, Kent State University at Trumbull. Babacar will explore the relationship between diplomat Mercer Cook and politician and activist Leopold Senghor.

Feb. 19-20: “A Blood Drive: How is that linked to Black History Month?” discussion by Dr. Charles Drew, an authority on blood collection and plasma processing, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., administration building, Kent State University at Trumbull. Blood drives will take place in coordination with the discussions.

Feb. 25: “Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Revolutionary,” a discussion by Kent State professor Dr. George Garrison, 6 p.m., administration building lower commons, Kent State University at Trumbull. Garrison will explore the evolution and growth of King’s beliefs in the years after he gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in August 1963 in Washington, D.C.


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