Black History Month During February
"Remembering Our Struggle, Continuing
Our Progress, Embracing Our Future" is this year's theme
for WIU's celebration of Black History Month. Throughout February,
various events will take place to celebrate Black history and
WIUM 91.3 FM/WIUW 89.5 FM Tri-States Public
Radio will host a series of special programs to commemorate Black
History Month. Among the programs is "Classically Black:
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor," which will air at noon Tuesday,
Feb. 5. "Democracy's Denial: Revolutions in Wilmington"
will air at noon Tuesday, Feb. 19. Other programs during
Black History Month include "Remembering Jim Crow,"
which airs at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26 and "Radio Fights
Jim Crow," which will be broadcast at noon Wednesday,
The Bureau of Cultural Affairs will present
"Rent" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Western
Hall. Tickets are $26, $23 and $19 for the public. For more information
call 298-1254. Tickets are on sale now.
On Saturday, Feb. 16 the 16th Annual
Soul Food Festival will include a 5 p.m. social and a 5:30
p.m. dinner in the Union Lamoine Room. Call 298-2220 for more
Lectures, discussions and workshops will
also take place throughout Black History Month. The "Tunnel
of Oppression" will provide a look at the multiple faces
of oppression from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the
Union Lamoine Room, and a presentation on "Black Women at
WIU" will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. Monday,
Feb. 25 in the Union Capitol Room.
The 29th Annual Jazz Festival, featuring
jazz competitions and performances each day by junior high, high
school, and college jazz bands and performances by several guest
artists will take place Thursday, Feb. 14 through Saturday,
Feb. 16 in the Union and/or College of Fine Arts and Communication
Recital Hall. Featured guests will be jazz saxophonist Joshua
Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau performing with their ensembles
at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in Western Hall. For more
information call 298-1505. Admission charged for most events.
For a full calendar of Black History Month
events on the Internet go to www.wiu.edu/events/blackhistory.html.