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University hosts events for Black History Month

“Differences: The Unique Ways I Define Me” is the theme of The University of Toledo’s celebration of Black History Month.

“The Black History Month events and programs serve to honor, celebrate, educate and embrace our students, faculty and staff,” said Sabina Elizondo-Serratos, associate director of the UT Office of Student Involvement. “We encourage everyone to get involved by attending any or all of the programs planned for Black History Month.”

Ritter Planetarium will pay tribute to Black History Month with a show during February called “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” which will take place Saturdays at 1 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 4 through 12, and free for children 3 and younger. This historical program shows how slaves used the stars to find their way North to freedom.

Other events include a Speak Your Mind Poetry Slam on Monday, Feb. 6, a Soul Food Luncheon hosted by the Black Student Union on Wednesday, Feb. 8, a Student African-American Brotherhood Professional Image Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 16 and the Lost Textbook Heroes discussion Monday, Feb. 20 about influential African Americans who are less known in history.

The 43rd annual Black Student Union Fashion Show also will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. The scholarship event will focus on “Sankofa,” which means looking to the past to know the future in the Akan language of Ghana. Cost is $12.

Click here for a full list of events at The University of Toledo for Black History Month.

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The Blade (Feb. 1, 2012)

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