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Several events will be held on campus this month in commemoration of Black History Month.

The Black Student Movement will host a variety of programs that center on African-American cultural pride.

Events began Friday with a Black History Month kick-off in the Pit where students were given a promotional calendar.

The Carolina Black Caucus will host some events that are for members only of the organization, like the Arts Night Out on Feb. 26.It has also organized a read-in on Feb. 21, open to all, and focusing on culture and literature of the African Diaspora.

Alexis Davis, president of the Black Student Movement,said she wants to publicize the events to encourage student participation.

Davis said most of the planning for the movement’s events was done in the fall semester.“There are all these different programs during February, and we want students to be able to access them and attend and have a great time,” she said.

Contact the desk editor at university@dailytarheel.com.

The following events will be held this month:

ALL MONTH

Book discount

20 percent off African-American studies books and fiction by African-American authors
Location: Bull’s Head Bookshop

“A Raisin in the Sun”

Tickets are $10 for students,$15-$50 for others
Location: Paul Green Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art

“Clybourne Park”

Tickets are $10 for students, $15-$50 for others
Location: Paul Green Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art

Black History Month display

Honoring the Emancipation Proclamation and March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Location: Park Library

EVENTS

Bloodlines” exhibition opening

Reception and talk by Bloodlines artist Toni Scott.In the exhibit, he uses photography, graphic design and digital rendering to chart the history of African-Americans from slavery to freedom.
Time: 7 p.m., Feb. 7
Location: Stone Center

Give My Poor Heart Ease: An Evening with Bill Ferris

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Ferris will share from his book about the African-American blues culture in Mississippi. RSVP via fridaycenter@unc.edu or 919-962-3000.
Time: 7 p.m., Feb. 15
Location: The Friday Center for Continuing Education

Star Families: African Skies

Hear African sky legends retold under the planetarium dome. Tickets $5, $4 for Morehead members. To register: http://bit.ly/ipzhXL.
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.,Feb. 23
Location: Morehead Planetarium

“Children Go Where I Send You” screening

The film tells the story of schools in Hertford County. Afterward the film’s directors and narrator will talk. To sign up for the screening and free lunch: http://on.fb.me/WN9Dhr.
Time: Noon, Feb. 19
Location: Wilson Library

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