Celebrating Black History Month

February 3, 2001: During the month of February, Belhaven University will be celebrating ten days in history that changed our nation, as well as honoring ten inspiring people (Jesse Owens, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Pearl Bailey, Clara McBride Hale, Alex Haley, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Mark Dean) with information posted in the student center. Additionally the outdoor music in Gillespie Commons will take a break from classical music and accompany Black History Month with jazz.

Throughout the month there will be special events held in celebration of these days. These include jazz music, special speakers in Chapel, Soul Food Lunch, and dance performances and performances by Belhaven V.O.I.C.E.S. (Gospel Choir).

February 1: Mr. Jerry Young speaks in Chapel
February 4: Dining Commons serves Soul Food Lunch
February 8: Dance performance by Belhaven University’s Dance Department
February 15: Mr. Dolphus Weary speaks in Chapel
February 15: Belhaven V.O.I.C.E.S. (Gospel Choir) performs

Belhaven University, formerly Belhaven College, prepares men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas. Founded in 1883, the University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and online.


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