Reinhardt College is celebrating Black History
Month by presenting students, faculty and staff, as well as the
surrounding community, with special events that will be held throughout
the month of February. The college is eagerly embracing the month as
organizations within the school plan activities for everyone to attend.
Most events will be held on the Main Campus in Waleska, Ga., throughout
On Monday, February 7, the Office of Residential Life will show the powerful and influential movie February One
in the concert hall of the Floyd A. and Fay W. Falany Performing Arts
Center (FPAC) at 7 p.m. The film tells the story of four college
freshmen during the 1960s Greensboro, N.C., lunch counter sit-ins, as
the civil rights movement sets the background. The film shows how a
small group of determined individuals can change the course of history.
Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. For more
information on this film, visit www.newsreel.org.
The Falany Performing Arts Center is welcoming
everyone to come experience the sounds of The Georgia Sea Island Singers
on Thursday, February 24. The singers, also known as the Quimbys, have
toured throughout the world, sharing their love for chants, gospel songs
and stories. Set against the history of the Georgia Sea Islands, the
singers are continuing the traditions of their ancestors through their
performance. A daytime performance will be held at 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.,
and are free for students, faculty and staff only. The evening
performance will be $7.50 for students, faculty and staff, and $15 for
the general public. For more information, contact Ric Sanchez, FPAC
Business Manager, at (770) 720-5558.
The student organization B.E.S.T (Blacks Engaged
in Supporting Tolerance) will be hosting "A Night of Soul with Sean
Smith" on Saturday, February 19. A renowned singer, Smith has shared the
stage with performers such as Jack Williams and John Mayer. The
performance will be at 8:30 p.m. in the Hoke O'Kelley Auditorium. The
event is free and open to the public. For additional information on this
artist, visit www.seansong.com.
The Office of Student Activities is sponsoring a
trip to the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Center on Friday, February 11.
The MLK Center is located in Atlanta and is the official memorial site
that recognizes the accomplishments of the legendary activist. This trip
is being provided free for students, faculty and staff. For additional
information on the King Center visit www.thekingcenter.com