Baylor Celebrates Black Heritage Week Feb. 3-8

Feb. 1, 2001

In recognition of February as Black History month, the Association of Black Students (ABS) at Baylor University will celebrate its annual Black Heritage Week Feb. 3-8. This year's theme is "A Celebration of Excellence."

To start off the week, the members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. will host the fifth annual Epic Odyssey Step Show. The step show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in Waco Hall. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the ticket office on the first floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center (BDSC) or at the door.

On Sunday, Feb. 4, a church service will be held at 11 a.m. at Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church. Baylor students, in commemoration of the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will perform the one-act play, "The Amen Corner," written by James Baldwin at 8 p.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room of the BDSC. The play is free and open to the public.

Black Jeopardy will be played at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in Bennett Auditorium. The game is designed to test the participants' and audience's knowledge of the persons and events relating to Black history.

On the second floor of the BDSC, Baylor faculty, staff and students will have a chance to acquaint themselves with the history of Black music. "Black Music Forum: Rediscovering Black Artists from Afrobeat to Acid Jazz" will feature artists across the music spectrum, from the Duke to the Queen of Soul, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Barfield Drawing Room.

An art exhibition will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the CUB Lounge of the BDSC. The exhibition will feature original African-American artwork by Baylor students.

The members of ABS will face off against the Young Conservatives of Texas in a debate on hate crime legislation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Bennett Auditorium.

ABS will host its 14th annual Black Heritage Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Building. The banquet will feature renowned author, professor and

African-American rights activist, Dr. Cornel West, as the guest speaker. Tickets for the event are $6 for ABS members and $12 for non-members and can be purchased from a member of ABS in the BDSC.

Ending the week's festivities is the 13th annual Gospel Fest, hosted by Baylor's Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir. Gospel Fest will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Waco Hall. The guest clinician is gospel recording artist Ricky Dillard. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in the BDSC.

For more information, contact Pearl Beverly in the office of student activities at 710-2371.

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