City residents honor Black History Month

Jonesboro, AR (KAIT)- Arkansas State University-Jonesboro will celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February. This year's theme is "Rethinking America's Identity."

Special presentations include a lecture by world-renowned author and poet Nikki Giovanni.  Ms. Giovanni's lecture will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., in the Reng Student Services Center/Student Union's Centennial Ballroom. The Reng Student Services Center/Student Union is located at 101 N. Caraway Road in Jonesboro.  Ms. Giovanni's lecture is free, and the public is invited.

The celebration kicks off with Charles Holts Lecture-Concert event, "When Having It All Is Just Not Enough" in the Reng Student Services Center/Student Union Student Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Black History Month 2010 concludes with the "All-Black Affair" Gala at Fowler Center on Friday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. The formal event allows students to come together in a relaxed atmosphere and mingle with faculty and staff while enjoying food and live entertainment.

On Thursday, Feb. 4, the fifth annual Soul Food Day will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the National Guard Armory, 1915 Aggie Road, Jonesboro. This event is sponsored by the Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter of the ASU Alumni Association, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Delta Studies Center. This annual potluck dinner is a popular event for the campus community. This year's program begins at 6 p.m. and will be presented by the Wortham family of Trumann. The Worthams will present "African-American Legacy and Tradition: Growing Our Own Food from Garden to Table."

In case of inclement weather, Soul Food Day will be rescheduled for Thursday February 18, 2010.

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