Notre Dame celebrates African American Heritage Month

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame will host several events this month in celebration of African-American Heritage Month.

*"African-American Heritage Month" – A museum-styled display featuring thought-provoking visuals on African diaspora provided by the students of First Class Steppers and Shades of Ebony. The display will be located on the first floor of the Hesburgh Library throughout the month.

*"Lest We Forget: Two Years After Katrina & Rita" – An inter-race forum featuring a student panel discussion. This event will take place Wednesday (Feb. 6) from 5:30 to 7p.m. in the Hammes Student Lounge of the Coleman-Morse Center.

*Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival – The oldest college jazz festival in the country, featuring top college jazz bands, Feb. 22 and 23 (Friday and Saturday). To include a performance by the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Jazz Band on Feb. 22 at 10p.m. Students are admitted free of charge, but must obtain tickets.

*Wabruda’s first annual Black History Conference – The men of the Wabruda student club invite participants to attend the event, which will take place Feb. 21 to 23 (Thursday to Saturday) at various locations on campus. The conference will feature an Underground Railroad museum exhibit, a keynote address and a spoken word concert with acclaimed artist Taalam Acey.

For more information, contact Wabruda at .

Originally published by Maureen Mullen at on February 06, 2008.