AASU Hosts Black History Month Events

Armstrong Atlantic State University will host two events that are free and open to the public in observance of Black History Month.

A session of the 2009 National African American Read-In will be on February 13, from noon to 3 p.m. in Fine Arts Hall 206. AASU students, faculty, and staff will read from selected works by various African American authors, such as Langston Hughes and Barack Obama, as well as Caribbean, Cuban, and Jamaican writers. The event will include a reproduction of a scene from Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” and a dramatic reading of Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman.” Music and a narrative by Kalenda Eaton, AASU’s assistant professor of African American literature, will weave the pieces together. This year marks the 20th anniversary that the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has sponsored the African American Read-In, dedicated to the discussion and reading of books by African American writers with the goal to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month. For this year only, the NCTE has extended the read-in for the entire month of February.

For additional information about the AASU African American Read-In, contact Kalenda Eaton at Kalenda.Eaton@armstrong.e du, or 912.344.3141.

A workshop, “Economic Empowerment: How to Get Your Money Right,” will be held Monday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Compass Point Clubhouse. Dr. Craig Bythewood, a professor of finance at Florida Southern University, will offer personal financial advice. Bythewood will encourage members of his audience to “find out things the banks will not tell you” and he will explain other strategies to maximize financial investments.

For more information on this event email Michael.Snowden@armstrong. edu.

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