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Black History Month Events

2/5/2014, 11:30 a.m. | Updated on 2/7/2014, 10:15 a.m.
Black History Month

2-5-14 Calendar of Events

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR

KARAMU HOUSE EVENTS:

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men featuring Peter Lawson Jones

Karamu House presents the award winning play Cermonies in Dark Old Men by Lonne Elder III from January 31 to February 23, 2014 in its Arena Theatre. This play concerns the ceremonies acted out by African American men. Mr. Russel B. Parker owns a floundering barbershop on 126th Street in Harlem. He is kept afloat by the fact that his daughter Adele works, which gives the family enough of an income to survive. His sons Bobby and Theo are attracted to a life of crime. Tickets can be purchased on line by going to www.karamuhouse.org or via phone by calling our Box Office at 216-795-7077.

Deliverance: Incidents In the Life of Henry Box Brown: The story of a slave who escaped slavery by mailing himself North in a crate. Saturdays and Sundays

at 2:00 pm only; Feb. 8 thru Feb. 23, 2014 (An original piece written by Karamu's Playwright in Residence, Michael Oatman.

Karamu House will host three Panel discussions - FREE

February 6, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Karamu Theatre History 1915-1970's

Moderator: Gail Powell

Panel: Norma Powell, Michael Oatman, Terrence Spivey, Kenny Parker, Norma Powell; Ray Allmond, Sue Johnson and Joyce Meadows

February 13, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Karamu theatre History 1970-1991

Moderator: Ray Allmond

Panel: Joyce Meadows, Norma Powell, Kenny Parker, Sarah May, Sue Johnson, and Michael Oatman

February 20, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

History of African American Dancers & Musicians

Particiapants: Sharolyn Ferebee, Bennie Mosley, TBA

PERSONS ATTENDING THE PANEL DISCUSSIONS WILL RECEIVE A $5.00 DISCOUNT OFF THE THEATRE TICKET PRICE ON THE ABOVE NOTED NIGHTS TO SEE CEREMONIES IN DARK OLD MEN!

Karamus House TALENT SHOW – FREE, February 27, 2014

Come one, Come all to compete in a Talent Show for youth and adults hosted by Karamu's Cultural Arts & Education Programs 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Please complete a talent show application by February 20, 2014 and return to Karamu's Business Office. Application attached.

For additional information about the Karamu Black History Month program and the Cultural Arts Education Program, call De Perry, Cultural Arts Coordinator, at 216.795.7070 ext. 249.

Fairfax Health Center Celebrates Black History Month every Wednesday during the month of February with Legacy Lunches. Each Wednesday enjoy a lunch buffet, a guest speaker and a fashion show highlighting Black History. The Legacy Lunches are from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. February 12, 19 and 26th. Fairfax Health Center is located at 9014 Cedar Avenue, Cleveland, OH. For further information, contact 216-795-1363.

2014 Louis Stokes Leadership Symposium to feature U. S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus will serve as the keynote speaker at Case Western Reserve University on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:30pm Fudge’s address, “Seizing Opportunity: Public Service and Beyond,” will discuss the value of public service in contributing to personal development and building a stronger nation and communities. Free and open to the public, the event will be held at CWRU’s Amasa Stone Chapel, located 10940 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44106.