Join the Virginia Tech community as it celebrates Black History Month 2007 with the theme "From Slavery to Freedom: Africans in the Americas." Events are currently underway and continue through Saturday, Feb. 24. The majority of events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Among the highlights of the four-week celebration is an exhibit of the paintings from "Robert Henry Graham – A New Series: WAR” at the Perceptions Gallery in Squires Student Center through March 18.

At 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, the musical group Classic Savion will perform in Burruss Hall Auditorium. Classic Savion’s music is a marriage of the improvisational elements of Jazz tap tradition and structured themes of Classical music. The show is designed to serve as an aural platform for unifying both the jazz and classical worlds, taking stylistic highlights of each discipline and emphasizing shared musical themes throughout.

On Sunday, Feb. 25 join members of the Virginia Tech and New River Valley communities for a celebration of faith through music, food, and fellowship at 3 p.m. in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium. The event will feature a keynote speaker who will address the role of church and faith in the black community.

Other events planned throughout the month include a variety of cultural and ethnic presentations, programs that explore the history of blacks in America, and a discussion series that will explore the spectrum of black empowerment ideology.

Detailed information about Black History Month at Virginia Tech can be found at the Multicultural Programs and Services website or by contacting Multicultural Programs and Services at (540) 231-8584.


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