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Norfolk State University celebrates Black History Month

"The Brothers Size" theatrical production, presented by the NSU Theatre Company Feb. 25-27 at 7 p.m. in the Brown Hall Theatre, is one of many Norfolk State University Black History signature events scheduled for the month of February. (Photo from Norfolk State University)

“The Brothers Size” theatrical production, presented by the NSU Theatre Company Feb. 25-27 at 7 p.m. in the Brown Hall Theatre, is one of many Norfolk State University
Black History signature events scheduled for the month of February. (Photo from Norfolk State University)

As part of Black History Month, Norfolk State University will pay tribute to the contributions African-Americans have made throughout the United States and in the Commonwealth of Virginia by hosting panel discussions, several art exhibits, special lectures and performing arts events.

The university will host several “signature events,” that will explore topics such as the importance of educating a new generation civil rights litigators, the psychological health of African-Americans and the connection between Buffalo Soldiers and the Philippines. The events will also feature special performances by the NSU Theatre Co. and performances by guest actors who will act in plays based on the evolution of African American women in America and the life of Frederick Douglass.

Several NSU Black History Month “signature events” are featured below. The calendar and events were arranged by the 2016 NSU Black History Month Committee. To view a complete listing of Black History Month events, visit www.nsu.edu.

If your media organization plans to attend an event, please contact the NSU Office of Communications and Marketing at 757-823-8373. The majority of events held at the university are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY 2016 BLACK HISTORY MONTH SIGNATURE EVENTS

February 02
BHM Signature Event: The Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House featuring Morgan McCoy (A One Woman Show)
6 p.m., Student Center 149

February 03
BHM Signature Event: Black Women Creating Space(s) to Survive and Thrive, the Fifth Annual “Conversations in the Kitchen” Panel Discussion featuring several NSU women faculty.
6 p.m., Student Center 370

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February 09
BHM Signature Event: It’s a Calling: The Important Role of Civil Rights Lawyers, featuring Ohio Civil Rights Attorneys David Malik and Sara Gedeon
6 p.m., Student Center 149

February 10
BHM Signature Event: Frederick Douglass: A theatrical re-enactment and discussion featuring Poet Nathan Richardson
12 – 1:30 p.m., Student Center 138A

February 16
BHM Signature Event: NSU L.E.A.D. series presents Goal Setting, Entrepreneurship and Living Your Dream, featuring reality television personality, Attorney Phaedra Parks
7 p.m., L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

February 18
BHM Signature Program: Self-Destruction: Different Day, Same Song? A Critical Dialogue Using a Psychological Lens featuring: Nasir Jones Harvard Hip Hop Fellow Christopher Massenburg and DJ Dirty Di
7 p.m., Nursing and General Education Building 205

February 25
BHM Signature Event: Hidden Virginia History: The Connection between Buffalo Soldiers and the Philippines: A Panel Discussion and Photo Gallery
6 p.m., Lyman Beecher Brooks Library Archives, Second floor

February 25-27
The NSU Theatre Co. presents: The Brothers Size
7 p.m., Brown Hall Theatre
Tickets: $5-$15. For more information, visit www.nsutheatre.com.

February 28
HBCU Choral Festival featuring the Choirs of Elizabeth City State, Hampton, Howard and Norfolk State Universities
5 p.m., L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center
Tickets in Advance: Adults $20, Students/Children (8 years +) $10. For more information, visit www.nsuchoirs.com.

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