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Florida A&M University Celebrates Black History Month

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 12:35:26-05

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida A&M University has announced its schedule of events celebrating Black History Month.

A list of events is below:

DISCOVERY ON PARADE 

Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center Feb. 7, 5-8:30 p.m.

This community event will provide a unique preview of new and exciting Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Florida State University (FSU) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC) inventions, discoveries, and innovations making their way into the world. This event is hosted by the FAMU Division of Research, FSU Office of Research, and Tallahassee Community College.

THE FAMU ESSENTIAL THEATRE PRESENTS: RADIO GOLF BY AUGUST WILSON

Charles Winter Wood Theatre/Tucker Hall Feb. 8-12, Friday - 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m./ 8 p.m., Sunday - 3 p.m.

A perfect educational and entertainment celebration of the contributions of African-American literature and art, the play focuses on Harmond Wilks, his wife Mame, and his best friend Roosevelt, who have planned a redevelopment project that will bring a new high-rise apartment building and chain-stores to the old and devastated Pittsburgh Hill District. Standing in the way of their gentrification plan is Elder Barlow, a neighborhood resident determined to save his spiritual mother’s home from demolition. 

Contains mature language.

Admission: $15 adults, $12 senior citizens & FAMU Employees with ID, $8 students/children, FAMU students free with ID.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONVOCATION 

Jake Gaither Gymnasium Feb. 10, 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

History-making judge, attorney, and Florida A&M University Board of Trustees member Belvin Perry Jr., will deliver an inspiring keynote address during FAMU’s annual Black History Convocation. The event will feature Interim President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., the FAMU Concert Chorale, the FAMU Wind Symphony, and the FAMU Student Government Association.

SPRING LITERARY FORUM: SONGS OF THE AFRO-SOUTH

Lee Hall Auditorium Feb. 24-25, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

In honor of Black History Month, the two–day event will feature a panel discussion about the hit show “Queen Sugar” with show writer Devan Renae and will be headlined by speakers Keith Beauchamp and Ibram Kendi (a FAMU alum).

FAMU ARTISTS IN BLOOM PRESENTS: STEP AFRIKA!

Lee Hall Auditorium Feb. 27, 7:30 -10 p.m.

Founded in 1994, as the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, “Step Afrika” ranks as one of the top ten African-American dance companies in the United States. The company blends the historical percussive dance styles of African-American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance, and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Much more than dance, performances integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves audiences’ hearts pounding. 

Admission is $5.