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Rhodes Events Planned for Black History Month

Publication Date: 2/1/2013



In celebration of Black History Month, Rhodes will present the following events on campus free and open to the public. Many of the activities this month will focus on the theme “Homage to Hip Hop: The Music. The Culture. The People.”

Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Black History Month Trivia
“Hip Hop Feminism”
Lynx Lair, Bryan Campus Life Center

Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Diversity Spotlight on Careers with Johnny Moore, 1988 Rhodes alumnus and CEO of Suntrust Bank
New Dining Room West, Catherine Burrow Refectory

Feb. 13, 6 p.m.
Soul Food and Sitcoms
Join the Black Student Association as they view and discuss a soulful sitcom over soul food.
Facilitated by Dr. Ernest Gibson
Orgill Room, Clough Hall

Feb. 14, 6 p.m.
Hip Hop Summit with Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar, Dr. Zandria Robinson and Jared Williams
Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall

Feb. 15, 12 p.m.
Brown Bag Lecture
Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar – “Ready to Die: Critiquing Hip-Hop’s Narratives of Life and Death”
Orgill Room, Clough Hall

Feb. 18, 5 p.m.
“My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women in Hip Hop” Documentary Viewing
This BET exclusive documentary explores the demise of the female MC in today’s music with interviews from Missy Elliott, Trina, Eve, other female MCs and music industry executives.
Rhea Lounge, Briggs Student Center

Feb. 21, 6 p.m.
The Pastor and the Professor
“Hip Hop Edition”
Room B, Frazier Jelke Science Center

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.
State of the Black Community at Rhodes College
Facilitated by Dr. Charles McKinney
Room 051, Barrett Library

Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
The State of Hip Hop according to David Banner
David Banner, Mississippi native, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor who testified before Congress at a hearing about racism and misogyny in hip hop music titled “From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images.”
Hardie Auditorium, Palmer Hall

Events are co-sponsored by Rhodes’ Big Diehl, Residence Life, Office of Student Activities, African American Studies Program, Department of English, Activity Board, Black Student Association, and Office of Multicultural Affairs.

For more information, contact Sabrina Brown of Rhodes’ Office of the Multicultural Affairs at browns@rhodes.edu or (901) 843-3885.

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