Marietta, Ga. (Feb. 1, 2012) SPSU is proud to be a part of the celebration of Black History Month in February. Antonio Sample, a member of the Talented Tenth and chair of the SPSU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), said that one of the goals for this year’s student-led celebration was to encourage a “sense of community and inclusion.”
Several student organizations will join with the Black History Month Committee in hosting events throughout the month. All students and faculty and staff members are encouraged to participate. Some of the events include:
• Feb. 1 – a campus visit by the Sankofa African-American Museum on Wheels hosted by the Student Life Office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ETC Gallery;
• Feb. 2 – African-American authors readings hosted by the Career and Counseling Center, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., J Building Lobby;
• Feb. 8 – Members of the Talented Tenth will be stationed around campus sharing facts about African-American culture and history, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
• Feb. 9 – Black History Trivia (Jeopardy-style) hosted by the Talented Tenth, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Student Center Theater;
• Feb. 15 – “Painting Our History” an interactive art exhibit hosted by Delta Sigma Theta sorority, all day, Student Center Lobby;
• Feb. 16 – Presentation/discussion on sickle cell anemia by Beverly Sinclair from The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia hosted by Phi Beta Sigma fraternity from 12-2 p.m., Student Center;
• Feb. 21 – Morehouse College civil engineering major Isaiah Brown will talk about black engineers and leadership in the technical fields, hosted by NSBE, 7 p.m., Student Center;
• Feb. 22 – “Where has the Civil Rights Movement Gone?” keynote address by activist, poet and author Kevin Powell, 7 p.m., Student Center Theater.
In addition, various other events will be hosted by student organizations such as Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi. NSBE, along with the Society for Women Engineers (SWE), plans to place posters around campus with facts about the six founders of NSBE.