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Westminster College's Diversity Services Office Announces Black History Month Activities

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Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of programs that are free to the public.

The events are sponsored by the Office of Diversity Services.

Hip Hop: Rhyme or Reason is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge of McKelvey Campus Center.  This is an introspective look at understanding the genre of rap music, its origin and purpose. The event is co-sponsored by the Black Student Union.

Step in the Name of Love is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, from 6-9 p.m. in Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The event features a Valentine Soul Food dinner and the Thiel College Step Group. 

African-American History: Past, Present and Future is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m. in Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center. This is a showcase of Westminster College's African-American alumni and presently enrolled students.

Alumni and current students expected to participate include: Omadee Curry `02, Syreeta (DeFrance) Poindexter `06, Talia Hullum `11, Akesha Joseph `08, Joselyn Parker`07 and Jarrett Samuels `94.

Alijah Buckham, a junior accounting major, is a son of Sherry Buckham and a graduate of McKeesport Area High School.

Thomas Fields, a junior English major, is a son of Sharon Fields of Youngstown and a graduate of Chaney High School.

Brittni Anderson, a freshman biology major, is a daughter of Grady Burton and Tyree Anderson of Clarence, N.Y, and a graduate of Williamsville East High School.

Contact Jeannette Hubbard, director of diversity services, at (724) 946-6178 or email for additional information.