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BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Scheduled events in the region



Published: Mon, February 18, 2013 @ 12:05 a.m.

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

MAHONING COUNTY

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

Tuesday: “The Storm, The Whirlwind & the Earthquake: Perspectives into the Black Abolitionist’s Movement” lecture, 7 p.m., Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

Wednesday: “Take Me Back to the Ball Game,” with presenter and speaker James Cobbin, 1 p.m., Choffin Commons at Choffin Career and Technical Center, 200 E. Wood St., Youngstown.

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

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

Thursday: University Theater presents the drama “Broke-ology,” 7:30 p.m., Bliss Hall, One University Plaza, YSU. Includes a pre-show buffet at Charlie Staples Bar-B-Q, 372 W. Rayen Ave. Package price is $40 per person for the buffet and show and includes a shuttle service from Staples to YSU. Advance tickets are necessary; no tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, call 330-941-3105.

Friday: University Theater presents the drama “Broke-ology,” 7:30 p.m., Bliss Hall, One University Plaza, YSU. Advance tickets are necessary; no tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, call 330-941-3105.

Saturday: Salute to Black Educators Luncheon, 11 a.m., McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown. Tickets are $25. For tickets, call 330-740-4005, ext. 4161 by Wednesday.

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

Saturday: 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 and Mahoning County, East Branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown.

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

Saturday: University Theater presents the drama “Broke-ology,” 7:30 p.m., Bliss Hall, One University Plaza, YSU. Advance tickets are necessary; no tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, call 330-941-3105.

Sunday: University Theater presents the drama “Broke-ology,” 3 p.m., Bliss Hall, One University Plaza, YSU. Advance tickets are necessary; no tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, call 330-941-3105.

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

Sunday: 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

Tuesday: “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.

Tuesday-Wednesday: “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.

Wednesday: Black History celebration with guest speakers, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., Lincoln K-8, 2253 Atlantic St. NE, Warren.

Sunday: The Warren Civic League celebrate its annual Black History Month program at 4 p.m. at Grace AME Church, 1137 Main Ave. SW. The theme is “Black Theatre and Performance.” Featured speaker will be Mike Forney, Jr. of Youngstown, a writer, promoter, director and CEO of Hot Topix Productions. He works to teach understanding and appreciation of black theater and performance. He will teach three classes — an interactive workshop on play analysis and two topics associated with a live performance of the play “I Was Fine Before I Met You.”

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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