Black Heritage Week Scheduled at Baylor Feb. 5-13

Feb. 2, 1999

Black Heritage Week, sponsored by the Baylor University Association of Black Students (ABS), will begin Friday with a week of different activities geared towards promoting the achievements of black people.

"Last year we focused on the problem of race relations, and this year we're searching for the answer to overcome the problem," said Asa Pittman, president of ABS.

Among the events scheduled is a screening of the award-winning film, "The Color Purple," at

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Bennett Auditorium. Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Waco Hall, the Baylor chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi will host the third annual Step Show. The show will include performances by several sororities and fraternities from throughout Texas.

An open-forum on "Race Relations in the New Millennium" will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center. Minorities from different organizations have been asked to participate on the panel which will work to open channels to solve race relations problems.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Zambian Acapella Choir will perform during Dr Pepper Hour from 3-4 p.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room. A student talent show will be held at 7 p.m. also in the Barfield Drawing Room.

A book fair will take place Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the lobby of the student center. Books will be on display from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and may be purchased at the Baylor Bookstore.

ABS will have its annual banquet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Barfield Drawing Room. The guest speaker will be Walter Fauntroy, a former civil rights activist.

"We wanted a speaker that actually took a stand in helping to make a change," said Pittman.

Tickets are $5 for ABS members and $12 for non-members.

The week will close with Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir's annual Gospel Fest at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Waco Hall.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (254) 710-2371.

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