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JOHNSON CITY (Posted Jan. 29, 2013) – East Tennessee State University students and the community are invited to participate in a variety of free public events planned for the month of February by the Office of Multicultural Affairs in commemoration of Black History Month.
These events begin Friday, Feb. 1, with a Black Affairs Association Party from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. in The Cave on the lower level of the D.P. Culp University Center. Participants may enjoy refreshments, dancing, and music provided by DJ Nize.
The annual Black History Month Red, Black and Green Ribbon Giveaway will be held Monday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the information booths on the second level of the Culp Center. Along with the ribbons, participants will receive information written by the late civil rights activist Marcus Garvey on the meaning of the ribbon colors.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day activities will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the information booths on the second level of the Culp Center. Red ribbons will be distributed to symbolize the fight against HIV/AIDS, and information and free, confidential testing will be provided by Hope for Tennessee.
The Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels will be on campus for one day on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Culp Center ballroom. This traveling exhibit of art collectibles and memorabilia is based on African American history from 1860 to the present, covering slavery, the era of “King Cotton” and emancipation through the Negro Baseball Leagues, the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, and beyond. It tells the stories of Ida B. Wells, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama and other famous African Americans. Classes are welcome.
The annul Semi-Formal Dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. in the Culp Center ballroom. Participants are welcome to dress up and enjoy an evening of dancing and music provided by DJ Nize. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, contact the ETSU Office of Multicultural Affairs at (423) 439-6633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.