Celebration kicks off African-American History Month

East Carolina University will kick off its commemoration of African-American History Month with an opening celebration at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in Wright Auditorium. Featured performers include the ZuZu Acrobats from Mombasa, Kenya.ZUZU_LCD[2][1]

Additional events include a presentation and book signing at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in Hendrix Theatre with Jeanne Theoharis, professor of political science at Brooklyn College. Theoharis will speak about her biography of Parks, who dedicated her life to exposing and eradicating inequality during the Civil Rights Era in the United States. The book is titled, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.”

D2FDB5B6-10B8-493A-96DF-1153AA9C8861Theoharis received her B.A. in Afro-American studies from Harvard College and her Ph.D. in American culture from the University of Michigan.

For additional information about the event, contact Dr. Holly Mathews, professor of anthropology, at 328-9452 or mathewsh@ecu.edu.

Additional events scheduled for African-American History Month include are listed below.