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Presentations, Performances and Exhibit Scheduled for Black History Month at WSSU

February 1, 2012

    A lecture a by noted journalist, a symposium, a stamp unveiling and a theatrical performance highlight the schedule of Black History Month activities at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) during February.

     The lecture will feature Roxanne Jones, author and a founding editor of “ESPN the Magazine” and former senior vice president of ESPN, and the stamp unveiling is part of the Black Heritage Series of U.S. Post Office Services.  A Black male symposium will be presented by Marc Anthony Neal, author of the book  “The New Black Male.”  A theatrical performance will be presented by Antonio de Graffenreaidt, a local performer and WSSU alumnus.  Events are open to the public and most are free. The lineup includes:

•    Thursday, Feb. 2
Event:              AWAKE by WSSU Alumnus Antonio de Graffenreaidt is a New Age dramatic performance that explores the process and results of slavery. The play journeys from present day “African-America” where three individuals are transported through time via the Trans-Atlantic-Slave-Trade to find what the meaning of being “black” truly represents.

Location:       WSSU’s Albert H. Anderson Conference Center, Dillard Auditorium
Time:               7 p.m.
Sponsor:         WSSU Office of Student Activities
Cost:               $5 general public, free for WSSU students with student I.D.
Contact:          Heather Davis, 336 750-3351


•    Monday, Feb. 6
Event:             African America Heritage Stamp Unveiling of  stamps honoring John H. Johnson, the trailblazing publisher of Ebony, Jet and other magazines, and Barbara Jordan, one of America’s most respected and influential politicians during her many years in U.S. Congress in the late 20th century, Romare Bearden, a North Carolina native and one of America’s most prolific artists.

Location:       WSSU’s Diggs Gallery
Time:              5 p.m.
Sponsor:        WSSU Office of Student Activities and the U.S. Postal Service
Contact:         Heather Davis, 336 750-3351

  
•      Thursday, Feb. 16
Event:              Black Male Symposium Panel: “The Reconstruction of a Man: Manhood & Masculinity” (morning panel).

Location:           WSSU’s Albert H. Anderson Conference Center, Dillard Auditorium
Time:                 10 a.m.
Sponsor:            WSSU Office of Student Activities & Black Men for Change
Contact:            Heather Davis, 336 750-3351


Event:                 Lecture: “The Reconstruction of a Man: Manhood & Masculinity,” by Mark Anthony Neal author of “The New Black Male.”

Location:            WSSU’s Albert H. Anderson Conference Center, Dillard Auditorium
Time:                   7 p.m.
Sponsor:             WSSU Office of Student Activities & Black Men for Change
Contact:             Heather Davis, 336 750-3351


  Friday, Feb. 17
Event:              Lecture: Presentation by Roxanne Jones, a founding editor of “ESPN The Magazine” and former vice president at ESPN where she created award-winning programs and journalism across television, print and online media platforms, in addition to appearing on air as a lifestyle correspondent. She is the co-author of “Say It Loud, the Illustrated History of the Black Athlete” published by Random House.  She is currently the CEO of Push Marketing Group, a media strategy and content development firm.

Location:             WSSU’s R. J. Reynolds School of Business and Economics Building, Room 136
Time:                   2 p.m.
Sponsor:             WSSU Mass Communication Department and Office of Student Activities
Contact:             Heather Davis, 336 750-3351

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Contacts:               Nancy Young                                                                                 Aaron Singleton
                                Director                                                                                          Director
                                Public and Media Relations                                                        Media Relations
                                336-750-8764 (office)                                                                  336-750-3152 (office)
                                336-413-1472 (mobile)                                                                336-414-9366 (mobile)
                                youngnn@wssu.edu                                                                   singletona@wssu.edu


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