Black History Month Addresses Challenges of the 21st Century

Posted: February 1, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason celebrates Black History Month during February with lectures, music, and presentations that acknowledge the past and future of African Americans and their culture. “Heritage and Horizons: The African American Legacy and the Challenges of the 21st Century” is the national theme of this year’s celebration.

Activities get underway on Thursday, Feb. 3, when renowned public speaker, author, and television personality Les Brown hosts the WMMJ-FM/Magic 102.3 morning show from 6 to 10 a.m., live from the Johnson Center Paul Robeson Room (240A). Brown addresses the campus community from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room.

U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher presents “Minority Health Issues: A Discussion” at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Johnson Center Cinema. Health Education Services offers a health information fair as part of the program.

The NAACP joins George Mason again this year in hosting a Black Colloquium and the Black History Month Student Recognition Gala. Other highlights of the month include a dramatic presentation of “City of Peace” and a panel discussion titled “Civil Rights at the Turn of the Century.”

Annual activities that are part of the university’s celebration of Black History Month include African Awareness Night, and the Step Show and Gospel Extravaganza. For a complete calendar of events, including dates, times, and locations, call Minority Student Affairs at x32700.

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