Black Heritage Week Set for Feb. 3-10

Jan. 26, 1996

"One People, One Aim, One Destiny" will be the theme for Baylor University's Black Heritage Week scheduled to begin Saturday, Feb. 3, with men's and women's retreats.

"We chose this theme because we all need to be united together, not just blacks," explained junior Lenroy Malone, president of the Association of Black Students, the primary sponsor of Black Heritage Week. "We all have one common aim which is the support of all mankind, and although we all have our own goals, we all desire to be united as one."

A student/faculty mixer is scheduled from 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Black Heritage Week continues with the Harambée Fest from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Barfield Drawing Room. More than 300 people are expected to attend the cultural event which features African arts, crafts and food. Several Waco area businesses, including Black Images, Marilyn's Gift Gallery and Under One Roof, will set up tables with African items for sale. The Harambée Fest is free and open to the public.

A Lip Sing Contest is scheduled from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Barfield Drawing Room. The theme for the contest is "Show Time at the Apollo-Baylor Style." The entry fee for participants is $5. The cost of admission for members of the Association of Black Students is $2 and $3 for non-members.

The featured attraction on Thursday, Feb. 8, is the play "Our Young Black Men are Dying, No One Seems to Care," written by James Chapman. The drama features three young performers from the group "Living the Dream." The play, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room. A banquet will be held prior to the play from 6:30-7:30 p.m. also in the Barfield Drawing Room. The cost of the banquet is $10.

Other events featured include a book display by Barnes and Noble bookstore on Friday, Feb. 9, in the lobby of the Bill Daniel Student Center and the movie, "The Color Purple," at Bennett Auditorium. Show times for the movie will be 7:30 and 9 p.m.

The Heavenly Voices Gospel Fest, sponsored by the Heavenly Voices choir group, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Waco Hall. Tickets for the concert are available for $3 at the ticket office in the Bill Daniel Student Center and will be available for $5 at the door.

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