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2010.02.03 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Black History Month Celebration Begins Feb. 9

Omaha - Black history and culture will take center stage this month at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) beginning Tuesday, Feb. 9.  The monthlong celebration will feature a variety of presentations, a film screening and a concert showcase.

The schedule of events:

- Tuesday, Feb. 9
"The Whistle that Changed America, The Murder of Emmett Till," presentation by Byron Embry, former professional baseball player
Noon to 2 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room
Free food

- Thursday, Feb. 11
"Boycott," film screening and discussion with moderator Lamarr Womble and the Black History Committee
6 to 9:30 p.m.
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building (CB) Collaborating Commons
Free food

- Tuesday, Feb. 16
"The Omaha Civil Rights Movement," presentation by August "Buddy" Hogan Sr., native Omahan and former civil rights leader
Noon to 1 p.m.
CB Collaborating Commons
Free food

- Wednesday, Feb. 17
"The SOULetry of Poetry (The Spoken Word Experience)"
7 to 10 p.m.
MBSC Ballroom/Nebraska Room

- Tuesday, Feb. 23
"Gospel EXPLOSION," concert showcase
7 to 10 p.m.
MBSC Ballroom/Nebraska Room

Event sponsors include Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, American Multicultural Students, Circle of Brotherhood, Ladies of Various Ethnicities, Lambda Theta Nu, National Council of Negro Women, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Lambda Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho.

For more information, call (402) 554-2711.

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