Black History Month Events at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 03 February 2011

Troy University will host a number of events during February celebrating Black History Month. Members of the media are invited to cover any of the following scheduled activities:

Montgomery Campus
Friday, Feb. 4: The Rosa Parks Museum will offer free tours and special events to mark Rosa Parks' birthday. Events include the unveiling of two new works of art starting at 11 a.m. and a concert by the St. Jude Educational Institute Choir at noon.
Thursday, Feb. 10: Student Workshop hosted by Georgette Norman, director of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. Norman will discuss Carter G. Woodson and Black History Month. Rosa Parks Museum auditorium, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 14: Danielle McGuire, author of “At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance-A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power,” will speak about the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a women's movement for dignity. Rosa Parks Museum auditorium, 6 p.m.

Troy Campus
Friday, Feb. 4-Feb. 5: Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month. Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie will deliver the keynote address on Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre.
Monday, Feb. 8: Lecture on Black cowboys in the American West by Augusta State University professor Michael "Cowboy Mike" Searles. Trojan Center Theatre, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 15: Lecture by Danielle McGuire, author of “At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance-A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power.” Trojan Center Theater, 10 a.m.

Dothan Campus
Sunday, Feb. 6: Lecture on Black cowboys in the American West by Augusta State University professor Michael "Cowboy Mike" Searles. Sony Hall, 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 17: "Inspiration from the Hard Things," a poetry reading by Tonya Baxter. Sony Hall, 6:30 p.m.
For more details about specific events, contact mclower@troy.edumclower@troy.edu.