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Alabama A&M University

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 Black History Month 2018

THEME:  “African Americans in Times of War”

(NOTE: Please Return Frequently for Updates)


February 2018

"Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the gun down."

                                                                                                - Malcolm X 


1          Honors Program Campus-wide Blackout



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            “Black Males and Mental Health”

            Sponsor:  Student Activities

            Speaker:  Dr. All’wyn Graham

            VIP Room - Ernest L. Knight Complex

            6 p.m.


            Etiquette (Part of 4th Black Male Summit)

            Speaker:  David Brent

            VIP Room – Ernest L. Knight Complex

            (Immediately Following Above Program)             


Summit2.jpg2          Black Male Summit Gala

            Theme: “A Celebration of Excellence”

            Sponsor:  OSALD

            Speaker:  William Gregg, Jr.

            Ernest L. Knight Reception Center

            6-10 p.m.


Tamika2.jpg5          Recent Works by Tamika D. Williams

            (Thru March 2)

            Photography and Graphic Design

            AAMU Art Gallery

            8 a.m.-5 p.m.


            Drake LRC Film Fest Featuring ... kanopy

            Hosted by the Honors Program

            6-10 p.m.


7          AAMU American Heart Association "Wear Red" Day


8          VIP Open House

            Sponsor:  Urban Affairs

            and New Nontraditional Programs

            Alabama Cooperative Extension System

            Dawson Building Lobby

            12-2 p.m.


            Drake LRC Black History Film Fest

            "Hidden Figures"

             LRC Multipurpose Room

             6-10 p.m.



9          Dancing with the President and First Lady

            “Harlem Nights on The Hill”

            (Benefiting the AAMU Bulldog Pride Committee)

            Tickets:  $25, Individual; $10, Student; $350 (Tables of 10)

            Ernest L. Knight Reception Center

            Doors Open at 6 p.m.; Show Begins at 7 p.m.

            Contact:  (256) 372-5287


10        Bulldog Tennis vs. Alabama State (1 p.m.)

            Bulldog Basketball vs. Alabama State (3 & 6 p.m.)


12        "Heart Disease among Ethnic Populations"

            Sponsor:  Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs

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            Extension System

            WJAB-FM 90.9 - This  

            Week at A&Week at A&M

            (Host: Michael Burns)

            2:30 p.m.


            Drake LRC Black History 

            Film Fest

            Tyler Perry's "Boo!"

            LRC Multipurpose Room

            6-10 p.m.


13        Books and Coffee Series

            Coordinator:  Kiietti L. Walker-Parker

            Department of English and Foreign Languages

            LRC Multi-purpose Room

            12:30-2 p.m.


            The Writing Center Presents "Movie Night"

            Film:  "Marshall" - The Thurgood Marshall Story

            The Writing Center  (Free Popcorn, Candy and Drinks)

             5-7 p.m.


14        Softball vs. Austin Peay University (1 p.m.)

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15        Origin of the Black Panther Party

             Lecture by Dr. Daniel Upchurch and Professor Willie Diggs

             Special:  30 Tickets to 30 Students for "Black Panther" Movie

             ARC Building Auditorium

             12:30 p.m.


            Drake LRC Black History Film Fest

            "Glory" and "Get Out"

            LRC Multipurpose Room

            6-10 p.m.



16        Softball vs. Tennessee State University (11 a.m.)


16-17    Midwest Invitational Black Rodeo


18-23   President’s Community Outreach and Engagement Statewide Bus Tour

            Facilitator:  Office of Admissions


            Festival of Spirituals

            Featuring AAMU Choir

            Location:  Oakwood University


19        “THE SHIFT: Shift from Broken to Healed”

            Conference and Expo 

            Clyde Foster Auditorium

            9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

            Contact:  Patricia Haley, (256) 683-7287


            Drake LRC Black History Film Fest

            "Girls Trip" and "Coming to America"

            LRC Multipurpose Room

            6-10 p.m.


CareerFair.jpg.jpg21        Career Week on “The Hill”           

            Sponsor:  Career Development Services

            Speed Networking           

            Contact:  (256) 372-5690           

            Arthur J. Bond Hall

            4-5 p.m.



            Employer Roundtables

            Sponsor:  Career Development Services

            Arthur J. Bond Hall/College of Business and Public Affairs

            5:15-6:15 p.m.


22        Spring Career Fair

            Sponsor: Career Development Services, (256) 372-5690

            Student Health and Wellness Center (Gym)

            10 a.m.-2 p.m.


64th Annual Meeting of Councill Federal Credit Union

AAMU Agribition Center Conference Room

12 noon


            Drake LRC Black History Film Fest

            "Malcolm X"

            LRC Multipurpose Room

            6-10 p.m.


23        Future of the City Symposium

            Sponsor:  Department of Community and Regional Planning

            Dawson Building Auditorium

            9 a.m.-12 noon


            Interview Day

            Sponsor:  Career Development Services, (256) 372-5690

            Ernest L. Knight Reception Center

            9 a.m.-3 p.m.


24        ScoutReach – Cultural Activities Day

            Greater Alabama Council of the

            Boy Scouts of America

            Contact:  Col. (Ret.) James O. Heyward, Sr., (256) 881-7999

            T.M. Elmore Building

            8 a.m.-3 p.m.


            Graduate School Open House

            Sponsor: Office of Graduate Studies, (256) 372-5266

            Clyde Foster Auditorium

            8 a.m.-12 noon


26        Drake LRC Black History Film Fest

            "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

            LRC Multipurpose Room

            6-10 p.m.


27        Collection of African-American Oral History

            Sponsor:  J.F. Drake Memorial Learning Resources Center


            Books and Coffee Series

            Coordinator:  Kiietti L. Walker-Parker           

            Department of English and Foreign Languages


            12:30-2 p.m.



Contact Jerome Saintjones at (256) 372-5607 


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