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SIU kicks off Black History Month February 1st

SIU's schedule of events for Black History Month
SIU Black Resource Center
SIU's schedule of events for Black History Month

SIU is kicking off Black History monthwith a variety of events starting February first.

Black History Month kicks off with keynote Damon Williams, a scholar, educator, author and leadership expert.

He will be joined by SIU Alumnus and musician Lee England Jr. also known as the Michael Jordan of violin.

Only a handful of days throughout the month do not have an event, speaker, or activity to experience.

Some of the highlighted events are a conversation with Ida Nelson and the Jett Hawkins law that prevents discrimination against hairstyles in schools.

The movie “The Woman King” will play at the Student Center Auditorium.

Most of the events are free and open to the public, but some require registrationbefore the event.

LaGarrett King, director of the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education at the University of Buffalo, will speak about “Can’t get right: We need to teach through, not about, Black historical experiences” in a virtual presentation on Monday, Feb. 6.

Benjy Jeffords is a digital media production specialist at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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