Multicultural Student Services to Host Black History Month Events

Ferris State University’s Office of Multicultural Student Services is set for a February celebration of Black History Month.

OMSS will host a series of Black History Month events beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1 and running through Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The list of events is as follows

February ONE: Documentary Screening and Discussion 

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 to 9 p.m., FLITE 214 

“February One” tells the story of the 1960 Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins that revitalized the Civil Rights Movement and set an example of student activism for the coming decade.

Guest Speaker Senne Cordell Hall 

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Rankin Student Center Room 252

Guest speaker Senne Cordell Hall will discuss African contributions to martial arts, and the history of martial arts from a global perspective.

Revolution ‘67: Documentary Screening & Discussion

Thursday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., FLITE 438 

“Revolution ‘67” is an illuminating account of black urban rebellions during the 1960s.

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum: “Drum Majors for Justice” Exhibit

Monday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Rankin Student Center Room Rooms 125/127

Curator and Ferris alumnus Khalid El-Hakim brings his nationally-known exhibit to campus. Drum Majors for Justice is a celebration of the contributions of African Americans in politics with a focus on individuals who were inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

2012 Black History Month Student Tribute

Monday, Feb. 13, 7 to 9 p.m., Rankin Student Center Dome Room 

Ferris students will perform a variety of presentations in honor of Black History Month.

“Whatever Happened To Idlewild?” with Filmmaker Coy Davis

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., FLITE 438 

The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the historic Idlewild community in northern Michigan’s Lake County. Idlewild is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the Library of Congress.  It was a popular African American resort from the 1930s through 1960s. It was a place where many great entertainers of that time performed. The documentary depicts the rise and the fall of the historic place. The film’s award-winning producer, Coy Davis, will be present as part of a brief post-film discussion.

“Black History, Is It Just A Month?” A  Knowledge Discussion presented by B.L.A.C.K. 

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 to 8 p.m., IRC 121

For more information about the events scheduled for the Black History Month celebration at Ferris, contact OMSS Assistant Director Michael Wade, at (231) 591-2617.

Last updated: 07-24-2012