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Florida A&M explores the nubian experience all month long

T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh, of IN LIVING COLOR & COSBY, performs at her alma mater FAMU this month.
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh, of IN LIVING COLOR & COSBY, performs at her alma mater FAMU this month.

Students, faculty members, and friends of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University are showcasing the lives and achievements of people across the African diaspora for Black History Month 2010.

With a full calendar of events spotlighting men and women, both past and present, this year's celebration includes everything from art exhibits to reenactments to celebrity appearances.

Now through February 25
African Film Festival presented by the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice's Sociology Club.
Description: An array of Afrocentric biopics.
The Gods Must Be Crazy (A Film about the San Bushmen of Southern Africa)
February 18, 2010
2:30 - 5:00 P.M.
Location: BLPC 300 
Moolaadé (A film about female genital cutting)
February 25, 2010
2:30 - 5:00 P.M.
Location: BLPC 300
For information, contact Dr. Cynthia T. Cook.

Now through February 28
Highwaymen Artists Exhibition
Description: Display and sale of original artwork
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Foster Tanner Art Gallery
The four featured artists represent two dozen "Highwaymen" who sell their artwork along the highways of Florida, largely from the trunk of their cars. Exhibition artwork is available for purchase on-site.

Wednesday, February 17
Description: A workshop on realizing economic empowerment through money management, wealth building, and financial sustainability.
2 PM - 5 PM Workshop
6:30 PM Panel/Lecture
Location: Perry Paige Auditorium
For more information, contact Gina Kinchlow.

Thursday, February 18
“I am a Man: Focusing on the Edification of the Black Man”
Description: An interactive forum for black men.
7 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom
For more information, contact Kianta Key at (678) 361-2770.

Friday, February 19
Black & Green: African-Americans and the Environment in the Era of Climate Change
Description: A panel discussion.
11 PM
Location: 214 FSH Science Research Building
For more information contact Kwasi Densu, Dept. of History, Political Science and African-American Studies.
“Revisiting the Battlefield: Mobilizing the Foot Soldiers of the Civil Rights Era Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Student Sit-In and Jail-In Movements”
Description: Various Events
11:15 PM - 11:30 PM Historical Re-Enactment in the Quadrangle
11:30 PM - 12:30 PM Panel Discussion: "Highlighting the Foot Soldiers" in the Grand Ballroom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Book Signing in the Grand Ballroom
For more information, contact Murell Dawson at (850) 599-3020.

FAMU College of Law Golf Tournament
Sponsored by Walt Disney World Resort
Description: Celebration receiving full accreditation from the American Bar Association last July.
7:30 AM - Shotgun start
Walt Disney World Osprey Ridge Golf Course, Orlando, FL
Golf Outing: $150 per person
For more information, call (850) 599-3491.

Tuesday, February 23
“President Barack Obama: A One Year Assessment”
Description: Forum Sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science
6 PM
Location: Perry-Paige Auditorium
For more information, contact David Jackson at (850) 599-3447.

Friday, February 26
Department of Children and Families and Florida A&M University Host - “Real Fathers, Real Sons, and Real Men Continuing the Dream.”
Description: Honoring local citizens.
10 AM
Location: Lee Hall Auditorium
For more information, contact Pat Smith at (850) 413-0775.

February 26 – 28
Lyceum Series Essential Theatre presents acclaimed actress/FAMU alumna T'Keyah Crystal Keymah in Crowns
Based on the book Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, this gospel-driven stage play follows a young African-American girl through a journey of discovery and “church hat” fashion.
Friday (2/26) and Saturday (2/27) 7:30 PM
Saturday (2/27) and Sunday (2/28) at 2 PM
Location: Lee Hall Auditorium
For more information, contact Kim Harding at (850) 561-2425 or purchase tickets now.

Sunday, February 28
Closing Reception for Florida Highwaymen/ “Crowns”
4:30 PM
Location: Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (850) 599-3413.

Many events are open to the general public.  For more information regarding any Black History Month events, contact the FAMU Office of Communications at (850) 599-3413 or 412-5211.


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