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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University (FAMU) has scheduled a series of activities and events in observance of Black History Month.  Some of the programs include seminars on diversity, African-American leaders, and the African-American military experience.  The Black Archives will host Forever Brave: A Community Celebration of the African-American Military Experience on Friday, Feb. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kevin Powell, activist, author and public speaker, will be the keynote speaker for the Black History Month Convocation scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17, at 10:10 a.m. in Gaither Gymnasium.

The FAMU Lyceum Series and Florida State University Seven Days of Opening Nights will co-present dancer-actor Savion Glover, Monday, Feb. 21 in Lee Hall Auditorium at 8 p.m.

In addition, FAMU will host a forum featuring Kevin Frazier, a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, and Stephen A. Smith, a sports commentator for ESPN, on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lee Hall Auditorium.

As the weekend anchor and correspondent of Entertainment Tonight, the No. 1 entertainment news magazine show in the world, Frazier has covered many high-profile and historical events, including President Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration and the death of Michael Jackson. He has interviewed Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Jim Carrey, Prince and Will Ferrell.

Stephen A. Smith is a landmark sports commentator on ESPN. After working with Fox SportsNet’s Best Damn Sports Show, Period!, the journalist was hired away by ESPN to become an analyst/insider on its premier basketball show, NBA Shootaround. Since then, Smith’s demonstrative, informative, in-your-face style – accentuated with a perspective rarely seen or heard in mainstream media – has invaded the airwaves on SportsCenter, ESPNews and his own show, Quite Frankly (August 2005 – January 2007). Smith also hosted his own weekday radio show on 1050 ESPN in New York, which was later picked up nationwide.

The following is a list of the other scheduled events for Black History Month.

 
Tuesday, Feb. 8
Student Bar Association/American Bar Association Lecture Series:
The Future of Black Men in American: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
6 p.m., College of Law, Room 240


Wednesday, Feb. 9
“Is Abortion Black Genocide?”
Forum Presented by FAMU Law and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., College of Law, Room 240


Thursday, Feb. 10
Black Law Student Association: African Pride: Wear your African attire


Tuesday, Feb. 15
Black Law Student Association:
Black History Jeopardy
Noon to 1 p.m., College of Law, Room 240

Black Law Student Association/American Bar Association Lecture Series:
I’m a Survivor: The Obstacles Black Women Face in Society
6 p.m., College of Law, Room 240


Wednesday, Feb. 16
Strange Fruit: A Night of Drama, Discussion, and Diversity
Featured Movies: Pride, The Color of Friendship
6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Truth Hall Lobby

Black Girl Speaks: Featuring Talitha V. Anyabwele, FAMU Alumna
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium


Thursday, Feb. 17
Black History Month Convocation
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Powell, activist, author and public speaker
10:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., Gaither Gymnasium

FAMU SGA Night at the Black Archives
Official Opening of the “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: African Americans during the Civil War” exhibit
7 p.m., Carrie Meek-James Eaton, Sr. Black Archives


Friday, Feb. 18

Forever Brave: A Community Celebration of the African-American Military Experience
A celebration of the contributions of those who have or are presently serving in various branches of the U.S. military.
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Carrie Meek-James Eaton, Sr. Black Archives


Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, February 19

SoGreen Network and FAMU presents: Embracing Our Tradition of Partnership Summit


Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19

Essential Theatre presents Black Widow
7 p.m., Charles Winter Wood Theatre

       
Saturday, Feb. 19
From the Set to the Flame: Preserving our Heritage
Set Clean-Up with the NPHC and Elections Candidates
Noon to 1 p.m.

The Discussion at the Flame: What do we owe FAMU?
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.


Monday, Feb. 21
Inaugural Black Health Awareness Blood Drive
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Set

Race Matters Empowerment Seminar
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., FAMU Grand Ballroom


Tuesday, Feb. 22
Student Bar Association/American Bar Association Lecture Series
Bridging the Gap In Black Leadership: Where Do I Fit In?
6 p.m., College of Law, Room 240


Wednesday, Feb. 23
Department of Music presents their annual Black History Concert.
7:30 p.m., Lee Hall
Admission is free.


Thursday, Feb. 24
Entrepreneurship Seminar
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Perry-Paige Auditorium


Friday, Feb. 25
Inaugural Black Health and Awareness Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., FAMU Park

Black Law Student Association sponsors Cotton Club
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., College of Law Café

Seeds of Change: Men vs. Women/Gender Roles
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Perry-Paige Auditorium


Saturday, Feb. 26
“Take Me Back: A Tribute to Music That Got Us Over”
Featuring local church choirs and the FAMU Gospel Choir
7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Gaither Gymnasium

 
For information regarding any Black History Month, contact the Office of Communications at (850) 412-5211.

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