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Published February 07 2013

NDSU events celebrate Black History Month

FARGO – North Dakota State University is celebrating Black History Month throughout February. The following events are free and open to the public:

• Saturday: “Dancing Through the Decades,” 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom, listen and dance to music from the 1950s to today, performances by students in the Black Student Association, HipHop Team, Minnesota State University Moorhead African Student Union and Ballroom Dance Club, and featuring DJ Nola;

• Monday: “Glory,” 6:30 p.m., Sudro Hall Room 24, film starring Denzel Washington is based on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the U.S. Army comprised entirely of African-American men;

• Feb. 19: “The Price of the Ticket,” 11:30 a.m., Memorial Union Prairie Room, film about James Baldwin, a 20th-century American author and civil rights activist, followed by a discussion led by Cali Anicha, a doctoral candidate of institutional analysis;

• Feb. 20: noon, Memorial Union Arikara Room, Nyamal Dei, a senior majoring in health education, will present “A Personal Journey from Powerlessness to Advocate of South Sudanese Girls,”

• Feb. 22: noon, Main Library Weber Reading room, the English Club and Sigma Tau Delta open poetry reading of works by African-American poets; The Atmosphere, African drumming ensemble, 1:30 p.m., Thundar’s Den in Memorial Union;

• Feb. 28: “Black Jew Dialogues,” 8 p.m., Memorial Union Plains Room, two-actor play combines fast-paced sketches, improvisations, multimedia, puppets and a game show to examine the history and absurdity or prejudice and racism and the power of diversity; and

• March 2: Pan Africa Night, 7 to 11:30 p.m., Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom, a celebration of the cultures, talents and heritages of people of African and African-American descent followed by an after-party featuring DJ Nola.

For more information, visit www.ndsu.edu/multicultural.