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Celebrating Black History Month 2001

JACKSONVILLE January 26, 2001 -- Multicultural Services announces plans for Celebrating Black History Month at JSU for February 2001. Programs and activities include:

Comedy Night Featuring Rickey Smiley

Thursday, February 8, 2001 - Cole Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Known for his hilarious characters--Lil' Darrel and Bernice Jenkins, Rickey Smiley, host of BET's Comic View, will kick off JSU's Black History Month 2001. The Comedy Night is free to JSU Students. General Admission is $15.

Soul Food Dinner Theater Featuring the Play 1001 Black Inventions

Thursday, February 15, 2001 - Cole Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

The famous historian, Arnold Toynbee, once commented, "When we classify mankind by color, the only primary race that has not made a creative contribution to any civilization is the Black race." For 15 years and 2,500 performances, 1001 Black Inventions has been an unusually funny antidote for this gross misconception.

The play 1001 Black Inventions features the lives of brilliant men and women, then takes you into the Twilight Zone, a typical American family attempting to survive in a world without inventions created by African Americans. Audiences laugh themselves into the realization that Black ingenuity is an integral part of their everyday lives.

Menu includes fried chicken, whole catfish, pork chops, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, fried okra, black-eyed peas, corn bread and rolls, ice cream, apple cobbler, peach cobbler, banana pudding and fruit punch.

Admission for students is $8. General admission is $12. This event is co-sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi.

Black Alumni Reunion 2001

Saturday, February 17, 2001 - Cole Auditorium

  • Chapter Meeting - 6:00 p.m.

  • JSU Gospel Choir Performance - 7:10 p.m.

  • Dinner/Dance Featuring Tekneek - 7:30 p.m. Admission per person is $16 and $30 per couple.

    Menu includes grilled pork chops, baked chicken, fried whiting, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, black-eyed peas, potato salad, fried okra, rolls and cornbread, peach cobbler and apple cobbler.

African American Heritage Month Pageant

Thursday, February 22, 2001 - Cole Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Free admission.

Contestants will participate in 4 categories: Business Wear, Who am I, Formal Wear, Interview. Entries are open to both female and male students.

Deadline for entries is February 9th. There is a $25.00 entry fee.

Who am I replaces the talent category. It is a tribute to the many prominent African-American people in our history. Judging for this category is based on the originality of the presentation and creativity.

A free party will be held for students immediately following the pageant. Contact Multicultural Services for more information.

Gospel Concert Featuring Jacksonville State University Gospel Choir and Debra Bonner

Sunday, February 25, 2001 - Cole Auditorium, 6:00 p.m.


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