Events to celebrate Black History month

Cassie Riley

February’s here again, bringing with it the month-long celebration of African American culture known as Black History month, and the Office of Diversity Programs has coordinated 28 days of events to celebrate.

The festivities started last night when students gathered in REDZ, the fourth floor of Downing University Center, to participate in the Soul Food dinner.

Another event is “Black to Reality,” taking place Monday, Feb. 10. This program sets up a talk show called the “Ricki Fake” show, a spin-off of the Ricki Lake show.

In honor of Black History month, the show will cover the issue of the image of blacks in popular culture and society, such as on television and videos and on college campuses.

The Crimson and Cream Ball will be from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Feb. 15 at Ellis Place.

Advanced tickets are $12 for singles, $22 for couples. At the door, tickets will be $20 for singles and $30 for couples.

The month will end on a musical note as Bowling Green’s own Nappy Roots performs at Diddle Arena at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28.

Other activities will include several lectures and discussions taking place throughout the month.

“All events are open to the public and free, unless it’s posted otherwise,” said C.J. Woods, director of diversity programs. “The only two events that cost anything are the Crimson and Cream Ball and the Nappy Roots concert.”

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