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Bluefield State College announces its 2015 Black History Month events

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Bluefield, W.Va. – Bluefield State College has released a list of activities planned for its 2015 Black History Month celebration.

On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, Bluefield State College professor of English, Dr. Sean Connolly will host a discussion on The Blaxploition Film Mystique. This event will be held in Basic Science, room 111 at 11 AM. This event is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11 AM, Bluefield State College will host the stage production of “The Meeting” in the Basic Science Auditorium on the campus of Bluefield State College. The presentation depicts a fictional conversation held between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Minister Malcolm X. This event is sponsored by the Bluefield State College Student Government Association and the Title III office of Bluefield State College. This event is free and open to the public. Schools are invited to attend.

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, BSC hosts special guest lecturer, Dr. Karsonya Wise-Whitehead, association professor of Communications at Loyola University Maryland. She will present and discuss on her book, Notes From A Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Francis Davis, an examination of African American life during the end of the Civil War through the diary of northern African American free woman. This event takes place at 11 AM in the Hebert Gallery, Harris-Jefferson Student Center on the campus of Bluefield State College. This event is sponsored by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical Education, and the office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Free and open to the public.

Three films will also be shown during the course of the month. Dr. Rodney Montague, associate professor of History will host discussions on the Exploration of Blaxploitation Films. February 5th – Superfly; February 12th – Coffy; February 19th – Shaft. All films will be shown in the Game Room, Harris-Jefferson Student Center, on the campus of Bluefield State College, at 4:30 PM. Free and open to the public.

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