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  2015 Black History Month at Delaware State University


 

Delaware State University will feature the following events and exhibitions during the 2015 Black History Month:

Monday February 2
Spike Lee’s film “Malcolm X” – Part 1 and discussion – food will be provided
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, Parlor B  |  6 – 9 p.m. 
 

Tuesday February 3
Scholar Activist Donna Auston, Ph.D. Candidate from Rutgers University, will discuss Malcolm X within the context of Black American Islam. Her talk will also feature women’s involvement with African-American Islam spotlighting Betty Shabazz.
Education and Humanities Building, Theater  |  11 a.m – 12 p.m. 

Spike Lee’s film “Malcolm X” – Part 2 and discussion – food will be provided
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, Parlor B  |  6 – 9 p.m.


Wednesday February 4
Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, will discuss her father and the books that she has written about his life and hers
Education and Humanities Building, Theater  |  6 – 7 p.m. (book signing to follow)
General Admission: $5  |  Free for DSU students with valid ID


Monday February 9
“Black Greek Letter Organizations and Their Role in Shaping African-American History”
presented by Rasheed Cromwell of the Harbor Institute
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, 2nd floor Parlors  | 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday February 11
The Universal African Dance Company of Camden, NJ, performance

Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, Lobby | 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 18
“Delaware State University Aviation: Then and Now,” presented by Hans Reigle, associate professor and assistant director of the DSU Aviation Program. The presentation will cover the history of aviation education and flight training at the institution dating back to the 1930s
Longwood Auditorium of the Bank of America Building  | 7p.m.


Thursday, February 19
DSU Founders Day Program
A mini production featuring DSU faculty, staff, alumni and community members will celebrate Founder’s Day with acting, dance, and sensational music. Former DSU drum majors and band directors will also be featured. 
Education and Humanities Theatre  | 11 a.m.


Monday February 23
“The Life and Times of the Miseducated Negro”
 poetic stage play by Malik Amari
Education and Humanities Building, Theater | 7 p.m.
Admission: $10


Tuesday February 24
1968 Olympics and the Black Power Movement in America
 with Tommie Smith, former U.S. Olympian and author of  “Silent Gesture”
Education and Humanities Building, Theater | 7 - 9 p.m.


Wednesday February 25 
Selma, the Movie. 
First showing of the movie which tells the story of the 1965 march demonstrations concerning voting rights in Selma, Ala. The screens are open to the entire DSU community. Tickets to the event are free but must be obtained in advance from the Office of Student Leadership & Activities (OSLA) in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center.
Education and Humanities Building, Theater | 5 p.m.


Thursday February 26 
Selma, the Movie.
Second showing of the movie which tells the story of the 1965 march demonstrations concerning voting rights in Selma, Ala. The screenings are open to the entire DSU community. Tickets to the event are free but must be obtained in advance from the Office of Student Leadership & Activities (OSLA) in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, Parlors B&C | 6 p.m.