TROY Dothan Campus events mark Black History Month

Posted: Wednesday, 25 February 2009

DOTHAN—Troy University’s Dothan Campus will continue its observance of Black History Month with a poetry recital on Friday, Feb. 27, and a play on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Author Jeanetta Britt of Eufaula will recite poems and sign copies of her books on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Harrison Room inside Malone Hall.

Britt is the author of four books of poetry and several novels about African-Americans in rural Alabama.

On Saturday, the campus Alliance for Cultural Diversity will partner with the Sisters of United Purpose to present the play “Echoes of Harlem: The Harlem Renaissance.”

“This is the first time we’ve done a joint venture with [the Sisters of United Purpose],” said Dr. Debora Pettway, director of Student Support Services and advisor to the Alliance for Cultural Diversity.

Dothan Campus students and staff have roles in the play, Pettway said. The performance starts at 4 p.m. in Sony Hall inside the Library Technology building.

The Sisters of United Purpose is a Dothan-based mentoring program founded by Pastor Gwendolyn Oliver.

The Dothan Campus began its celebration of Black History Month earlier this month with a performance by the Troy University Gospel Singers.