A list of area events to commemorate in February, which is Black History Month, as submitted to The Vindicator:
Today: University Theater presents the drama “Broke-ology,” 3 p.m., Bliss Hall, Wick Avenue, YSU. Advance tickets are necessary; no tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, call 330-941-3105.
Today: “Behold the Dreamer Cometh,” a black-history service with a speech by Pastor Chris McKee of Tabernacle Baptist Church, music by Voices of Zion, and a spiritual tribute by Deacon John Jemison, 3:30 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 827 Wilson Ave., Youngstown.
Today: Black History event with skits on famous black Americans, flag dancers and spiritual readings, 4 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., Youngstown.
Today: 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?”
Monday: Black Faculty Research Showcase; presenters include Frank Akpadock and Victor Wan-Tatah, 7:30 p.m., Jones Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU.
Today: The Warren Civic League celebrates 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.”
Monday: “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.