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Memorable program hosted by the NAACP


It is Black History Month, and events are taking place on Jacksonville State University's campus to honor, learn and celebrate the achievements of African American men and women throughout history.

Student organizations have planned different things for students around campus to get involved in and bond with other cultures, races, and ethnicities.

The NAACP hosted a Black History program this past Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Leone Cole Auditorium.

The NAACP was founded on Feb. 12, 1909, the centennial anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth.

The program involved a variety of interesting acts, performances and educational speeches. Packed with plenty of life and culture, the Leone Cole Auditorium offered standing room once the seats had all been filled.

Jacksonville State University's choir created such moving music, people stood with one another and together created a unified spirit with smiles from everyone.

One of the songs was a crowd favorite called "I Just Can't Stop Praising His Name".

Komplex Royalty, a dance group, danced to a song called Brown Skin by India Arie. The performers wore African attire as they performed.

A taste of fashion was on display as members of the Forever Young Modeling Troupe modeled fashionable clothing.

The NAACP presented "A Dream Come True", in which the characters portrayed were Barack and Michelle Obama and Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King, discussing and honoring accomplishments.

Expect more events coming soon. Students can be updated about events by going to JSU's website and looking at the events calendar.

The NAACP is going to be doing a lot of community service.

They will be doing community service at the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Feb. 14, and at the Skate Country skating rink in Anniston on Fri., Feb. 15.

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