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Newberry College to Host Black History Month Event Series

February 5, 2020


NEWBERRY — Newberry College will mark Black History Month throughout February with a series of events that celebrate important people and traditions in African American history.


The series is sponsored by the student-led Social Justice Club.




Feb. 6: “Tearing Down the Wall of Prejudice and Discrimination” Interactive Workshop, 12:15 p.m., Dufford Diversity Lab at the Center for Teacher Education, 1121 Speers St.


Feb. 7: Black History Month Campus Celebration, 10 a.m., Holland Hall Yost Portico. College staff and students will join the Newberry College Gospel Choir in singing, “Lift Every Voice” and “Break Every Chain.”


Feb. 11: Movie Night: “Queen and Slim,” 7 p.m., Wiles Chapel Theater. Cosponsored by All Campus Entertainment.


Feb. 24-28: Black Arts Week.


Feb. 27: The College’s dining hall will serve a soul food dinner from 4:30-8 p.m. Cost is $8.72 per person for an all-you-can-eat buffet.


All events are open to the public, and all events are free, except for the Feb. 27 dinner.


For more information, contact Dr. Naomi R. Simmons, assistant professor of sociology, at or 803-321-5210.

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