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Black History Month at Forest Park

February 09, 2011

THURSDAY, FEB. 10
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Civil War Memorial Exhibit Contributions of African Americans to the Civil War, images and information about the history, politics and impact of the Civil War on the United States. Highlander Lounge.

THURSDAY, FEB. 10
11 a.m.-noon, Hard Tack to Hard Marches: The Life of a Union Soldier.  Barnes Bradshaw, special events coordinator, Missouri Historical Society, portrays a Union military recruiter; presented as part of the Civil War Memorial Exhibit. Sponsor: Lori Hirst, English. Highlander Lounge.

SUNDAY, FEB. 13
1-6 p.m., 43rd Annual African-American Arts Festival  African-American Show Case—Civil War to 2011, sponsored by Zeta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Cafeteria.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16
11a.m.-2 p.m., Impersonation of Elijah Lovejoy. Barnes Bradshaw, special events coordinator, Missouri Historical Society, portrays minister and Alton newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy, who was shot by an angry mob in 1837 for his views on abolition. Sponsor: Lori Hirst, English. Highlander Lounge.

THURSDAY, FEB. 17
11a.m.-1 p.m., Black Nationalist Hip Hop Presentation. Presenters: Dorian Brown, History, & Kamau Rashid, Sociology, National Louis University, Chicago. Highlander Lounge.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23
11a.m.-1 p.m., Black  History Month Celebration featuring the Advanced Dance Class from the Central Visual & Performing Arts High School; food, fun and history. Cafeteria.

THURSDAY, FEB. 24
12:30-1:45 p.m., Quilting Presentation. Sponsor: Mavis Stone. 
Please note the off-campus location: William J. Harrison Education Center, 140 Cass Ave.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEB. 24-26
8 p.m., Tribute: Monologues from Black Heroes. Written by educator and playwright Gus Edwards, these monologues give voice to heroes from all walks of African-American life. Director: Carla Moody, Communications.
Bastian Theatre.

SUNDAY, FEB. 27
3 p.m., Tribute: Monologues from Black Heroes. Written by educator and playwright Gus Edwards, these monologues give voice to heroes from all walks of African-American life. Director: Carla Moody, Communications.
Bastian Theatre.

MONDAY, FEB. 28
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Emancipation Day. St. Louis historian Louis Gerteis looks at Emancipation Day celebrations, beginning with the antebellum Haitian Independence celebration, and ending in St. Louis, where emancipation came in January 1865. Sponsor:  Deborah Henry, History.
Highlander Lounge.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3
12:30-1:45 p.m., Quilting Presentation. Sponsor: Mavis Stone.
Highlander Lounge.

All events are free and open to the public; classes are welcome.