2016 African-American History Month events

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State University is celebrating African-American History Month during February with a variety of activities, including an exhibit featuring the artwork of two YSU alumni:

Feb. 1 through 26. Art exhibit in the Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall featuring the work of Maple Turner III and Henry Holden III. An opening reception is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 in the gallery, followed by an artists’ presentation and discussion from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the McDonough Museum of Art. The exhibit and opening are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee.

Saturday, Feb. 6, noon to 3 p.m. African Marketplace, featuring food, vendors and an African and Afro-Caribbean dance performance by Kimberly Phillips in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 8 to 10 p.m. “It’s Showtime at Pete’s Apollo!” featuring amateur night performances by YSU students in The Hub in Kilcawley Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. “Black Voices Matter: Race and Gender in the Age of Social Media,” a talk by Angela Burt-Murray, former editor-in-chief of ESSENCE and co-founder of Cocoa Media Group, in Williamson Hall Auditorium, Room 1171.


Presented by Al Bright, Professor Emeritus of Art & The Youngstown Chapter, The Links, Inc.

Sunday, February 7, 2016 • 2 to 4pm The Butler Institute of American Art

Zona Auditorium, 1st floor Beecher Center 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio

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