February 04, 2010 12:00AM
The Office of Student Diversity at Pittsburg State University will begin the celebration of Black History Month with an educational evening about the progression of black culture from Africa to today.
"Umoja: A Celebration of Black History," will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in Overman Student Center.
A Swahili word meaning "unity," Umoja is the theme for the celebrations throughout the month. Saturday's free variety show will feature a range of acts, including dance, music, and dramatic performance, as well as a keynote address by Dr. Edith Coleman, a PSU alumna and retired educator.
A raffle for bookstore gift certificates will be held during the event, and intermission will offer a chance for participants to sample foods from many of the countries involved in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The evening will also include a black history quiz and game show, and a performance by a gospel choir.
Other events in recognition of Black History Month include:
For more information, contact the Office of Student Diversity at 620-235-4077or firstname.lastname@example.org.