Throughout February, Niagara University will celebrate Black History Month, an annual tradition that recognizes the achievements and contributions of African-Americans.
Below are the scheduled events:
The N-Word: There’s No “N: in Hip Hop
Feb. 7, 7 p.m., Gallagher Center Multi-purpose Room
A panel discussion will take place, discussing the use of the N-word in mass media, as well as its historical impact and present day meaning.
Karaoke Night: Classics in Black Music
Feb. 8, 10 p.m., Kiernan Center
Participants will choose to belt out their favorites from more than 1,000 hits by legendary and current black musicians. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Campus Programming Board for Late Nite Niagara.
The Historical & Political Implications of Interracial Relationships
Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m., Gallagher Center Multi-purpose Room
Dr. Chris Lee, assistant professor of comparative politics, will explore a historical case study that exposes the political implications of love.
Soul Food Dinner (Plus Music & Moments in Black History By Saxophonist Vernon James)
Feb. 20, 4:30 p.m., Clet Dining Hall
Traditional soul food favorites will be served while attendees will be treated to music by saxophonist Vernon James.
MLK & Malcolm X: Two Sides of a Coin?
Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Gallagher Center Multi-purpose Room
This forum will compare and contrast the views on non-violence between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students will share their research with faculty members and area historians.
For more information, please contact Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural & International Students Affairs at 716.286.8510 or ude.aragainnull@bed.