UA-Hope to see several Black History events in February

By Rick Kennedy, managing editor
As its tradition over the past few years, there will be no shortage of Black History events hosted by the Multicultural Society over the course of February on the University of Arkansas at Hope’s main campus in Hope in 2019.
This Friday, February 1, kicks the celebrations off with the appropriately named “Black History Month 2019 Kickoff” at 12 noon at the Student Center.
Then, Thursday, February 7, will see two events, one in the morning and one Thursday night, with the Pleasant Hill Quilters in Rapert Auditorium at 11 a.m. followed by the annual Black History Month Convocation at 6:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, February 12, there will be a special Black History month presentation of the movie “Race” at 6:30 p.m. at Hempstead Hall in the main theater. In the past, movie presentations like the critically-acclaimed “Selma” have been shown.
A “Taste of Soul” luncheon will be held Wednesday, February 20 at 12 noon at the TI building, room 160 on the Hope campus.
The Texarkana campus will have its own “Taste of Soul” the following day, Thursday, February 21, also at 12 noon, at the TKA building.
The festivities wrap up on Sunday afternoon, February 24, at 3 p.m. with the “Hope for the Future” honors ceremony at the Rapert Auditorium.
For more information on the events or Black History month, contact Christopher Smith at [email protected]

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