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Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 01:39 am

African-American annals

Throughout the month of February many events are planned to celebrate Black History Month throughout central Illinois. Feb. 7-10, check out The Human Race Machine at Lincoln land Community College from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The computer console allows participants to see themselves with the facial characteristics of six different races mapped onto their own visage. Feb. 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Springfield Brookens Auditorium, view the 2004 film, Something the Lord Made about John Hopkins’ first African-American surgeon - starring Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick and Gabriella Union. Listen to History Professor Charles Russell Branham who presents Race, Freedom & Equality: From Lincoln to Present Day, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Union Theater. Other events are planned at LLCC, UIS, ALPM, Sherman and Chatham libraries, Illinois State Library and SIU School of Medicine.

Black History Month
various dates and times
various locations
most events are free
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