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Events look at African-American history from slaves to scholars

Looking at the history of African Americans at U.Va., as well as in the United States, the Office of African-American Affairs and other sponsors will present several guest speakers and events to celebrate African-American Heritage Month in February. Highlights include: University guides giving weekly tours focusing on black history starting Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.; Black Love Day Feb. 13, celebrating atonement, reconciliation and demonstrations of love, with a gathering at 7 p.m. in Newcomb Hall featuring poetry, song, dance, art and a Feb. 19 symposium on W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The Souls of Black Folk.” Events are free and open to the public. For details, call 924-7923.

See the calendar on http://www.virginia.edu/oaaa/calendar.html

Feb. 4. Connecting Communities: A Look at Current Race Relations through the Lens of Black History at U.Va. Ermias Abebe and Justin Steele, third-year students. 7 p.m., Gilmer 130.

Feb. 5. CANCELLED. Dismantling the Myths of Affirmative Action. Shanta Driver, United for Equality and Affirmative Action. 7 p.m., Gilmer Auditorium.

Feb. 10. The Paradox of Loyalty: Domestic Terrorism and the Tulsa Race Riot, War and Massacre of 1921. Kim Ellis. 5 p.m., Clark 108.

Feb. 12. Soul Expressions: Claiborne & Co., featuring spirituals, blues, jazz and rhythm and blues. 5 p.m. O’Hill Dining Hall.

Feb. 13. Black Love Day. A community celebration. 7 p.m., Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room.


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