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Black History Month Events

Several Events Scheduled to Commemorate Black History

Performances Include Appearance by "Martin" Star Tommy Ford

(February 11, 2004)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- The University of California, Riverside is hosting events and activities that focus on the African-American experience to commemorate Black History Month. Events are free and open to the public. Scheduled events include:

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 17: Actor Tommy Ford, from the TV-show “Martin,” will perform in honor of Black History Month in the University Lecture Hall. The event is sponsored by the Associated Students Program Board.

Noon, Wednesday, February 25: Nooner: African Americans in the Arts. The event will be held in the Commons Cafeteria. It will display a view of the arts for Black History Month through dance, music, and spoken word. The event is organized by Phi Beta Fraternity and sponsored by ASPB.

7 p.m. Thursday, February 26: Culture Night in the Commons Beargrounds. Free food, fashion, and cultural dance in celebration of Back History Month, co-sponsored by Associated Students Program Board and the Nigerian Student Association (NSA).

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