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“The Souls of Black Folks…His Story, Her Story, Your Story, Our Story” is theme for Black History Month 2007

Jan. 29, 2007--“The Souls of Black Folks…His Story, Her Story, Your Story, Our Story,” will serve as the theme for Arkansas State University’s recognition and celebration of February as Black History Month. February at ASU will feature various activities that are designed to celebrate and reflect upon Black history. These activities include both ASU and its surrounding communities.  

(UPDATE -- Soul Food Dinner has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the ASU Armory.) T
he 2nd annual “Food for the Soul” Soul Food Dinner kicks off the month’s activities on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 5-7 p.m. at the ASU Armory, 1915 Aggie Road. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter of the ASU Alumni Association, the dinner will include classic soul food items like fried chicken, black-eyed peas, and okra. The dinner’s guest speaker is Pastor Brandon Walker of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, and guest soloist LaToya Carthon of Osceola will perform.

The keynote address of the ASU celebration features Derek Greenfield on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.  Other events throughout the month include a fashion show, a quiz bowl program, a choir performance, a performance by an African dance troupe, technology seminars, and more.

Friday, Feb. 9, marks the 2nd annual All Black Affair, sponsored by the Black Student Association. Singles and couples are invited to don their finest all-black attire and enjoy an evening of live music, food, and fellowship. The African-American Faculty/Staff member of the year will be announced. Tickets are $10 for singles and $15 for couples and may be purchased from any member of the Black Student Association.

From Monday, Feb. 12-Friday, Feb. 16, ASU Technology Services will sponsor Black Family Technology Awareness Week at noon each day in the Student Union Center Court.

For a complete calendar of events, visit
the website or contact Jerrod O. Lockhart at (870) 972-2055 or






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