Black History Month Celebration at CBU

Christian Brothers University (CBU) will celebrate Black History Month on Thursday, February 11, 2010 by hosting the African Americans Inventions Exhibit and a brown bag luncheon featuring Dr. Benjamin Head, Instruction Librarian at the CBU Plough Library. Head will address the topic, “Where Are We? Progress of the Civil Rights Movement.”

The African American Inventions Exhibit will display CBU students’ presentations of items invented by African Americans. This exhibit will feature models, replicas and drawings of the numerous inventions that have changed the way of life of the world. These displays, also entries into a competition for cash prizes, will be shown in the Sabbatini Lounge on the second floor of the Thomas Center on the CBU campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Dr. Benjamin Head will speak at a brown bag luncheon about the progress of society since the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Co-sponsored by the CBU Black Student Association and the Plough Library, the luncheon will also take place in the Sabbatini Lounge from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

These events are free and open to the public.

For more information about these Black History Month events, contact Karen Conway-Barnett at kconway@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3536. ###

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