Black History Month 2004 Celebration Continues at TAMIU

Black History Month Celebration Continues at TAMIU

Texas A&M International University is observing an extended celebration of Black History Month during the month of February.

The public is invited to attend numerous presentations, lectures and discussions designed to help recount the black experience.

The events are free and the communities of Los Dos Laredos are invited to attend.

Scheduled activities are as follow:

* Monday, February 23, 12 p.m., Lecture: "Blacks in Laredo." Using the MA thesis of the late Jorge González as source, Dr. Stanley Green, professor of history, will discuss the black presence in Laredo. (Western Hemispheric Trade Center, 103).

* Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m., Black Film Series: "A Raisin in the Sun." 1961. Lorraine Hansberry's landmark drama about the dreams of a family of the forces of racial prejudice blocking their path. (Student Center Auditorium).

* Wednesday, February 25, 12 p.m., Lecture: "Code switching among Blacks and Hispanics." Dr. Roberto Heredia, associate professor of psychology, will comment on the status and linguistic relevance of Ebonics and Spanglish. (Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 103).

* Thursday, February 26, 12 p.m., Musical Presentation: "Jazz in Laredo." Drs. Michael Yoder, associate professor of geography and Kevin Lindberg, assistant professor of English, and fellow band-member, Laredo teacher Rick Cortez, will entertain. (Student Center Food Court).

For more information about Black History Month at TAMIU, please contact Dr. Ezra Engling at 326.2648; visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 435B, or e-mail mailto:engling@tamiu.edu. University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu