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'The Souls of Black Folk'
Black History Month Schedule of Events

January 31, 2003 -- Jacksonville State University's Black History Month observance, which is based on the theme of "The Souls of Black Folk," features the following events sponsored by the JSU Office of Multicultural Services.

Thursday, February 6: Comedy Night, featuring LaVell Crawford and CoCoa Brown. LaVell has been an entertainer for more than six years and performed in front of sold-out crowds nationwide. CoCoa is described as having the humor of Richard Pryor and Jerry Lewis with Marilyn Monroe and Whoopi Goldberg thrown in as well. The performance is free to students; $10 general admission. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Leone Cole Auditorium.

Thursday, February 13: Soul Food Dinner Theater, featuring the Alabama State University Drama Department presentation of "Slaves With Two Faces" and a special presentation by the JSU Gospel Choir. The menu includes fried chicken, whiting fish, ham, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, candied yams, fried okra, black eyed peas, rice, corn bread, rolls, ice cream, apple cobbler, banana pudding, and peach cobbler. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Leone Cole Auditorium. Admission is $10 for students and general admission. Last day to purchase tickets is Tuesday, February 11.

Saturday, February 15: Black Alumni Reunion. The schedule includes a reception at the home of JSU President William A. Meehan at 5 p.m.; a chapter meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Leone Cole Auditorium; and the Soul Food Dinner Theater at 8 p.m. in Leone Cole Auditorium (see February 13th schedule).

Thursday, February 20: African American Heritage Month Pageant. Pageant open to male and female students. Deadline for entries is February 14. Entertainment will feature DJ Kool. Event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Leone Cole Auditorium. Free to students.

Tuesday, February 25: An appearance by Hasani Pettiford, professional speaker, television personality, financial consultant and author of Black Guys & Bedroom Lies and Wealth Builders: An Economic Program for African American Youth. To be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Leone Cole Auditorium.

Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28: Dance and Poetry of the Black Experience: A Tribute to Twentieth Century Black Artists. Montgomery Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., free admission.

For more information on any of these programs, call the Office of Multicultural Services at 256-782-5886.

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