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Black History Month

Feb. 1 Instructor Carlos Rovelo and professor Elizabeth Branch will host a Black History Month kick-off celebration in the SSTU Cafeteria on South Campus 12:30-2:30 p.m. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Feb. 1-11 SE Campus will hold a black history art exhibit in the Bistro of the main building. Framed posters of important historical African-Americans along with their contributions to society will be featured.

Feb. 1-28 South health and natural resources dean Linda Braddy will present a display of enhanced photographs of relatively unknown but intriguing black scientists. The photos will be on display in the SSCI’s main entrance.

Feb. 1-28 A ceremony for the artistic installation of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad will be in the SSTU Texas Room from noon-1 p.m. The installation ceremony aims to introduce the South Campus to the true story of the Underground Railroad.

Feb. 2 Lt. Gen. Frank E. Peterson Jr. will be on NE Campus to present Six Decades of Change: Civil Rights and the Military 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the NSTU Center Corner.

Feb 2 Fort Worth Star-Telegram editor and columnist Bob Ray Sanders will discuss his book Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in WSTU 1303 on NW Campus. The book contains 150 of Littlejohn’s photographs of Fort Worth’s African-American community when Jim Crow laws were the norm. The audience can purchase books at the event, and Sanders will sign them afterward.

Feb. 2-March 3 The SE art department will sponsor Black Codes from the Underground in Art Corridor II. Admission is free. The gallery is open during normal college operating hours. An opening night reception is 4-6:30 p.m. in the corridor. An artist talk featuring Zoetina Veal and Adeniyi Olagunju is scheduled 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Campus Conference Center.

Feb. 3 Motivational speaker Hollis Conway will speak at 11:30 a.m. in SE Campus’ North Ballroom for Black History Month. Conway is a two-time Olympian and won silver and bronze medals in the high jump.

Feb. 9 Black Inventions Exhibit will be on display 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the ESCT Building on SE Campus. The multimedia presentation covers black inventors and their works in science, aerospace, communication, health care, agriculture, transportation and engineering.

Feb. 9 SE Campus will sponsor the African-American Read-In 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Library. Students, faculty and staff can read portions of literature written by U.S. blacks.

Feb. 10 The African-American Health Forum will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the SSTU Living Room on South Campus. Health care professionals will participate in a panel discussion with students, faculty and staff. The African-American Student Organization will host the event.

Feb. 11 South Campus will hold an Open-Mic Read-In 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Jenkins Garrett Library. Participants will read literature written by black poets and authors. Guest speakers will be poet A.J. Houston and author Angel Carr.

Feb. 15 Dr. Staussa Ervin and board member Avis Davis will give a presentation on Fort Worth’s sister city Mbabane, Swaziland. Attendees will have the opportunity to dress in traditional Swazi clothing, drink traditional tea and dance to traditional songs. The event will be noon-1 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room on South Campus.

Feb. 17 Dallas County district attorney Craig Watkins will present The Innocence Project 12:30-2 p.m. in South Campus’ Recital Hall. Watkins has partnered with the Innocence Project of Texas, which works to secure freedom for people who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes. A reception will take place from 12:30-1 p.m.

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