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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am

African-American awareness

Many Black History Month events are scheduled to take place during the month of February around the area. Most of the colleges have a slew of commemorative events. At the University of Illinois Springfield Brookens Auditorium, Wednesday, Feb. 9, hear a talk by Chigozie “Gozie” Umeadi, former UIS men’s basketball player and now basketball operations coordinator for National Basketball Association (NBA). Also at this venue, A Celebration of Gospel will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. Illinois State Military Museum has unveiled a new series of displays telling the story of the service of African-American Soldiers in the Illinois National Guard in the Civil War and World War I. The temporary displays will be open through Feb. 28.

Black History Month Events
Sunday, Feb. 9, 3:30pm
UIS Brookens Auditorium
217-206-6073
Free

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