ECSU celebrates Black History Month

Published 1:42 pm Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Elizabeth City State University is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events, including:

On Monday, Feb. 17, Dr. Glen Bowman will discuss the Civil Rights Movement lunch counter sit-ins in Elizabeth City. His talk will take place at the Gilchrist Complex at 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 19 at 5 p.m., Dr. Latif Tarik will give a talk at the Pasquotank Public Library about the Maroon communities within the U.S.

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Thursday, Feb. 20, the ECSU University Choir will give a spoken word performance at the Arts of the Albemarle Third Thursday jazz series in downtown Elizabeth City from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Feb. 21 the ECSU Concert Band will give a “Tiny Desk” recording performance entitled “CTR: Check the Resume Unplugged” at 7 p.m. in room 206 of the Fine Arts building.

Dr. Kimberly Smith will lecture on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” Tuesday, Feb. 25 in room 138 of Johnson Hall at 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Glen Bowman will discuss “Celebrating a Tri-Centennial: Elizabeth City’s African-American community and the pivotal year of 1919.” The event will be held at the Pasquotank Public Library Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.

A screening of “Just Mercy” at the RCE Theater in February, with a bus shuttling students. The day, time and pickup location will be announced later in the month.