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Kent State University at Stark Hosts Diversity Events During Black History Month

Posted Jan. 30, 2012
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Wallace Coleman, a 10-year veteran of the Grammy
Award-winning Robert Lockwood Jr. Band, will perform
on Feb. 23 at the Kent State Stark Main Auditorium.

Kent State University at Stark will feature a variety of events to commemorate February as Black History Month. All events take place on the Kent State Stark Campus, 6000 Frank Ave. NW in Jackson Township. Events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
 
The Black List

  • Volume I - Monday, Feb. 6, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
  • Volume II - Wednesday, Feb. 15, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
  • Volume III - Wednesday, Feb. 22, 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Black List events will take place in the Library Conference Room.
Photographer/filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, and public radio host, journalist and former New York Times critic Elvis Mitchell produced video portraits of some of today’s most prominent African-Americans from the areas of arts, sports, politics, business and government. The series provides insight on identity, diversity and race in America. Each video will be followed by a moderated discussion.

African-American Men in Post-Obama America 
Thursday, Feb. 16, 12:30 - 2 p.m. in the Library Conference Room
Join moderator William Casterlow for a discussion about the African-American male experience in America, with a special emphasis on the struggles and triumphs experienced in the 21st century.  
 
African-American Women Pioneers in Sports
Monday, Feb. 20, 12:30 - 2 p.m. in the Library Conference Room
The presentation by Dr. Leslie Heaphy highlights African-American women who have made significant contributions and achievements in sports. The event is co-sponsored by Kent State Stark’s History Club.
 
Electric Blues, Featuring the Wallace Coleman Band
Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium
Wallace Coleman, a 10-year veteran of the Grammy Award-winning Robert Lockwood Jr. Band, started his own band in 1996. Four years later, he established his own record label, Pinto Blues Music. Since then, he has released five CDs, including Repossession Blues with UK bluesman Dave Thomas, and his latest release, Blues in The Wind. Coleman has won a Living Blues Award for fan favorite, and garnered two nominations for outstanding harmonica. He has been named an Ohio Heritage Fellow. His performance embodies an American art form that has all but disappeared from the African-American music landscape and is certain to captivate blues lovers of all ages.
 
For more information about Kent State Stark’s Black History Month celebration, call 330-499-9600 or visit www.stark.kent.edu/about/diversity