FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kean University Celebrates African-American History Month
UNION, N.J. Kean University invites the public to a series of culturally enriching events celebrating African-American History Month on the main campus, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.
On Monday, January 27, at 4:15 p.m., the African-American flag will be hoisted in a ceremony at the University Center courtyard. On Wednesday, February 5, Dr. Norma Bowe, associate professor in the Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Health, will lead an AIDS workshop in the University Center, Room 228.
On February 11, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., retired Kean professor Dr. Alex Hall will give an address titled Reverie on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the University Center Little Theatre. A debate on reparations to African-Americans will take place on Tuesday, February 18, at noon in the University Center Greek Lounge.
Two thought-provoking guests are scheduled to speak on Tuesday, February
25. The first, Dr. Elmo Randolph, a New Jersey dentist, will visit the
Little Theatre from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to discuss his experiences as
one of the 12 motorists to win a settlement in a racial-profiling lawsuit
against the New Jersey State Police in January 2003. Prolific author Jim
Haskins will present a lecture as part of Keans Contemporary Writers
Series at 7:30 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre. Hes written many award-winning
books for children and adults, including Black Music in America
and The March on Washington. Haskins also wrote The Cotton Club,
the book which inspired the motion picture of the same name, and is general
editor of several series of books, including the Hippocrene African Language