African American Heritage Month

Missouri State University
African American Heritage Month
March on Washington 50th Anniversary Celebration
February 2013

February 11, 2013
SAC Presents: Those Acoustic Kats
7pm, PSU Theatre

February 19, 2013
SAC Presents: Rae Lewis Thornton
7pm, PSU Theatre
A conversation and presentation regarding how to embrace a healthy lifestyle and live a full life with HIV/AIDS
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Student Activities Council

February 25, 2013
African American Read In Program: “Cultivating Your Dreams: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream”
7pm, Library Station
2535 N. Kansas Expressway
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech that includes a dramatic presentation of the speech, spoken word and songs.
Dr. Grace Jackson-Brown at 417-836-4547 or
Sponsored by the Springfield African American Read-In Committee

February 26, 2013
African American Heritage Month Closing Ceremony
7pm, Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center
Showcase of some of the MSU African American Faculty/Staff/Students and Springfield’s African American Professionals. The ceremony includes a panel discussion to share why they choose to live and work in Springfield. Other community leaders are invited to discuss the benefits of staying in Springfield after graduation from MSU.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Division for Diversity and Inclusion

February 28-March 2, 2013
Big XII Conference
Kansas State University
The 36th annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government is an annual student leadership conference with educational workshops and dynamic speakers in the daytime and social activities in the evening.

March 2, 2013
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated
Finer Womanhood Ball
7:20pm, Executive Conference Center910 E. Battlefield Street, Springfield
Please contact if you are interested in attending

March 5, 2013
Then & Now Panel Forum (AAS)
Interactive Panel Discussion
6pm to 8pm, MSU Meyer Library 101
A free, public event

March 24, 2013
Gospel Extravaganza
3pm, PSU Theatre
A gospel concert featuring the MSU Gospel Choir, as well as other collegiate and community choirs. For more information, contact Dr. David Knox at 417-501-9909 or
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Gospel Choir

Ozarks Public Television Special Broadcasts:

February 10, 2013
2pm – OzarksWatch: The Ozarks African American Heritage Museum2:30pm – Pioneers of Television
3:30pm – Slavery by Another Name

February 12, 2013
9pm – Slavery by Another Name

February 18, 2013
9pm – Independent Lens: The Powerbroker

February 22, 2013
8pm – American Masters: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
9pm – Black Kung Fu Experience

February 23, 2013
10pm – Austin City Limits: Esperanza Spalding

February 24, 2013
1:30pm – OzarksWatch: George Washington Carver National Monument

For more information about African American Heritage Month, please call the MSU Multicultural Resource Center at 417-836-3043 or email



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