BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Black Student Union at Birmingham-Southern are hosting a month of special activities to honor the positive impact and achievements of African Americans throughout this nation’s history.
All events will be held on the campus (excluding tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute) and are free and open to the public. View the full list of BSC Black History Month activities below.
2012 Black History Month Schedule
February 7, 11 a.m., Norton Campus Center Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Shelley Stewart
Hear the amazing story about the life of one of the most successful businessmen in Alabama. Learn about his triumphant journey from child abuse and homelessness to becoming the president of one of the nation’s top marketing firms.
February 9, 7 p.m., Hanson Loft
Film: When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Spike Lee
February 14, 7 p.m., Hanson Loft
Film: African American Lives, Henry Louis Gates
February 16, 3:30 p.m., Norton Campus Center Theatre
Community Panel: “The Dream Realized: Defining the Black Professional”
February 19, 2 p.m.
Tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Meet at the turnabout outside the Norton Campus Center.
February 23, 7 p.m., Hanson Loft
Film: When We Were Kings, Leon Gast
February 26, 5:30 p.m., College Theatre
Of One A-Chord Performance
This celebration through music and dance will feature the BSC One-A-Chord Gospel Choir, Sixth Avenue Baptist Church choirs, and the BSC Hilltop Singers—all combined. In addition, the event will feature the Sixth Avenue Baptist Liturgical Dance Ministry and students of the college’s dance program. The two-act presentation will commence with a dance segment that parallel historical events of the Birmingham civil rights movement. These tragic, yet significant events affected change across the nation and propelled Birmingham into the national spotlight as a beacon of hope for justice and equality. The second act will highlight each choir singing various selections and close out with a dynamic choral presentation featuring the combined choirs. This event is free and open to the public. To reserve tickets go to: http://ofoneachord.eventbrite.com.
February 28, 11 a.m., Harbert Auditorium
Speaker: Judge Helen Shores Lee
Lee is Jefferson County circuit court judge and the daughter of the late Arthur Davis Shores, a pioneering black attorney, who starting in the late 1930′s, rigorously fought to end discriminatory laws. He won crucial cases involving voting rights, pay equality for railroad workers, and, most famously, the Lucy v. Adams U.S. Supreme Court case that forced the University of Alabama to integrate its student body.