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EVENTS COMMEMORATE
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY

By Selena Stevens

 

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UK's African-American History Month events include speakers who have fought hate groups and films by black artists.

 

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Feb. 4, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Several events will take place at the University of Kentucky during February to commemorate African-American History Month.

The events include:

• Feb. 28: From The King Cultural Center Archives….. "Privatization of U.S. Prisons: America’s Newest Growth Industry," Angela Davis, 3 p.m., 124 UK Student Center. A video retrospective of lectures by noted speakers and presenters who have appeared in the King Cultural Center Cultural/Educational Program during the past decade.

• Feb. 28: Wayne Shorter Quartet, featuring Brian Blades, John Patitucci and Danilo Perez, 8 p.m., Singletary Center for the Arts. Tickets: $17 students, $25 general public. Sponsor: African-American Student Affairs, Student Activities Board.

• March 1: Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series, Karen McDaniel, “Women’s Work: The Activities of the Kentucky Association of Colored Women, 1918-1965," 4 p.m., 230Student Center. Co-sponsored by the UK African-American Studies and Research Program and UK Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center.


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