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Black History Month celebration set for Jan. 31 at Marshall

January 13, 2019

HUNTINGTON — To honor Black History Month, a celebration is planned for 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Marshall University Memorial Student Center, Room BE5, located in the basement of Student Center.

The event is inspired by Carter G. Woodson’s teachings focused toward African-Americans learning about their past. Carmen Mitzi Sinnott, the keynote presenter and a Diversity Committee member, has planned to provide a performance using scenes from her internationally acclaimed PBS broadcast solo play “SNAPSHOT.” The play illustrates how knowing one’s true history is relevant to how people can determine a future of real possibility.

Mayor Steve Williams and other dignitaries will proclaim February as Black History Month and recognize Carter G. Woodson’s contributions to Huntington, West Virginia. For more information, email Burnis Morris at morrisb@marshall.edu.

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