Upcoming events at SIUC center around culture, arts, Black History Month

Black History Month kicks off at SIUC

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Multiple events are coming to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale centered around culture, the arts and Black History Month.

On January 26, a concert collaboration between the Southern Illinois Symphony Rockin' the Symphony II and Yesterday, a Beatles tribute band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Shyrock Auditorium.

In February, numerous events will take place in celebration of Black History Month, including a screening of the Oscar-nominated film "Selma" at 6 p.m. on February 1 in the Student Center's Old Main Lounge, and the performing of an original play by the African Theater Laboratory, entitled "A Nightingale for Du Bois," at 8:30 pm on February 13 in the Moe Theater of the Communications Building.

Also, on February 8, Lawrence C. Ross, author of six books regarding black culture and history, will deliver a keynote address for the Black History Month event, beginning at 7 p.m. in Morris Library's John C. Guyon Auditorium.

On February 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the college's international students will present an International Food Fair in the Student Center Ballrooms.

And on February 12, a Valentine's Day Craft Show will take place in the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a complete calendar of events, you can click here.

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