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Black History Month Events
Under Way at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Feb. 5, 2003
EAU CLAIRE — February is Black History Month and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is celebrating with a series of events already under way.
UW-Eau Claire students will participate in Memorial High School's 14th annual African American Read-In in the Memorial High School library from 11:30 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.
The second week of events will begin Monday, Feb. 10, with a showing of the video "Miles Davis Live in Montreal" from 5 to 6 p.m. at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Following the video, David Jones, assistant professor of English at UW-Eau Claire, will give a presentation titled "Legacies - Miles Davis as a Cultural and Musical Icon" from 7 to 9 p.m.
Jones will offer two more programs on successive Mondays at the public library. On Feb. 17, the video "Emperor Jones" will be shown from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a presentation titled "Paul Robeson in Music, Film, Theater, and Football" from 7 to 9 p.m. And on Feb. 24, "Showboat" will be the featured video from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the presentation "Paul Robeson, Politics, and the Unmaking of a Black Icon" from 7 to 9 p.m.
On Thursday, Feb. 20, UW-Eau Claire's Forum series will present a lecture by Judy Richardson, producer of PBS's "Eyes on the Prize" documentary film series and a long-time civil rights advocate and worker. Her presentation, "Eyes on the Prize: The Civil Rights Movement and its Relevance to Modern America," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in UW-Eau Claire's Zorn Arena. This event was originally scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24.
For more information on Black History Month events, contact Jesse Dixon or Melva Showalter at UW-Eau Claire's American Ethnic Coordinating Office, (715) 836-3367.
For ticket information for The Forum series presentations, contact the University Service Center at (715) 836-3727.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 5, 2003