Black History Month Celebrations at RIT




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In celebration of Black History Month, "The Souls of Black Folk: Centennial Reflections," Rochester Institute of Technology is holding the following events:

  • Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., Gospel Fest: College Choir Concert in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union. Free and open to the public.
  • Feb. 8, 8 p.m., Gospel Fest: Richard Smallwood and The Vision in Clark Gymnasium. The College Gospel Mass Choir will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets—$15—are available at the RIT game room and candy counter in the Student Alumni Union (call 475-2239 until noon on Feb. 7) or at the door, pending availability.
  • Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Unity House fourth annual Tribute to Black Art and Music in Webb Auditorium (James E. Booth Building). Performances by the RIT Gospel Ensemble, RIT Step Team and the Nate Rawls Jazz Band. Free and open to the public.
  • Feb. 10, 4 p.m., Black History Month speaker Francis Bok presents "The Path to Freedom: Life as a Slave," in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union. Free and open to the public, the talk is sponsored by RIT’s Black Awareness Coordinating Committee and the Commission for Promoting Pluralism.
  • Feb. 13 and 14, Minority blood drive in Fireside Lounge, Student Alumni Union.

    MEDIA NOTE: To cover any of these events, contact Silandara Bartlett at 475-4948.

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