Following is a list of current stories, topics and events related to African-American issues and Black History Month at UT-Knoxville. For more information, please contact Mike Bradley at (423) 974-2225.
— Curtis Symonds, executive vice president at Black Entertainment Television (BET), will speak on minorities in the entertainment media at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22, at the University Center Shiloh Room. Contact Dr. Dorothy Bowles at 974-5155.
— The Latin America Semester program at UT-Knoxville this month includes events related to black Latin culture. Contact Dr. Todd Diacon at 974-9867.
— “Soon We Will Not Cry: The Liberation of Doris Smith Robinson,” a new book by Dr. Cynthia Fleming, UT-Knoxville professor of cultural studies in education, tells about Robinson’s civil rights activism work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. It has received national recognition. Contact Fleming at 974-1281 or -8555.
— The Ewing Gallery in UT’s Art & Architecture Building is displaying the work of artist Randy Williams, former museum educator at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, until March 9. Contact Kevin Everson, assistant professor of art, at 974-3407.
— Karen Hilton, a UT-Knoxville music major who recently held her senior recital, is an accomplished vocalist who performs musical works by African-American publishers, composers and authors. Contact Dolly Davis, music professor, at 974-7534.
— UT-Knoxville Music Department is holding rehearsals this month for a Tribute Concert to Duke Ellington to be presented April 15. Contact Keith Brown, director of UT’s Big Band Jazz program, at 974-5927.
— UT-Knoxville’s Center for the Study of Multicultural Societies annual symposium is set for March4-5 at the International House, 1623 Melrose Ave. Contact Dr. Larry Ratner at 974-9332 or Dr. Olga Welch at 974-4139.
— Dr. Mary Rogge, assistant professor of social work, has initiated the Youth, Environment and Senior Service (YES) program which can help address environmental problems in African-American neighborhoods under the federal Empowerment Zone funding recently granted in Knoxville. Contact Rogge at 974-7500.
— UT Music Department is hosting a lecture at 4 p.m., Feb. 19, at the International House from Duke University Professor Louise Meintjes on how the violence of Zulu nationalism in Johannesburg, South Africa, has affected African music and world music. Contact Dr. Les Gay, assistant professor of music, at 974-7525.