Concord University Announces Black History Month Events

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 07 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

Concord University Announces Black History Month Events

ATHENS - The Concord University Office of Multicultural Affairs announces the following events scheduled for this year’s Black History Month Celebration.

Guitarist, singer-songwriter Leah Morris will perform folk and blues music in the tradition of the Civil Rights Movement on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Subway Sides.

“Hotel Rwanda” will be shown on Tuesday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. each night in Room A-237 of Marsh Hall. The film tells the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. A discussion will follow.

The play, “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till” will be performed on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. Presented by Mike Wiley Productions, the play tells the story of a 14-year-old black Chicago youth who traveled to the Mississippi Delta in 1955 and stepped into a world of thick color lines, hard-held class systems and unspeakable taboos.

For more information contact Nancy Ellison, Concord University director of multicultural affairs/disability services coordinator, at 304-384-6086.