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2/4/05 - Reinhardt Celebrates Black History Month

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 the month.

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

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