University of Pittsburgh
February 4, 2010

Pitt Celebrates Black History Month With Series of Free Cultural and Informational Events Feb. 8-11

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-As part of the celebration of Black History Month at the University of Pittsburgh, Pitt's Black Action Society will host a series of free public events from Feb. 8 through 11. Highlights of the weeklong celebration include the opening ceremonies of a black history exhibition, a student information forum, a poetry exhibition, and a magazine release party.

Festivities will begin with the opening reception of the Black History Month exhibition titled "Black History 101: A Walk Through Time" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Jazz Hall of Fame in the William Pitt Union (WPU), 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. At 8 p.m. that evening, the ribbon-cutting and official opening of the exhibition will take place in the WPU's Conney M. Kimbo Art Gallery. The exhibition is open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will run through Feb. 12; it is cosponsored by the Pitt Programming Council.

A complete schedule follows.

Monday, Feb. 8

7:30 p.m. Black History 101: A Walk Through Time

Exhibition's Opening Reception

WPU Jazz Hall of Fame

8 p.m. Black History 101: A Walk Through Time

Exhibition's Ribbon-cutting and Opening

WPU Conney M. Kimbo Art Gallery

Tuesday, Feb. 9

8:30 p.m. Working the System

Student Informational Forum

WPU Room 548

Wednesday, Feb. 10

9 p.m. Creative Expression: Celebrating the Black Voice

Poetry Exhibition

G-23 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto St., Oakland

Thursday, Feb. 11

8:30 p.m. BlackLine Release Party

Publication Party for the Official Magazine of the Black Action Society

WPU Assembly Room

For more information, call Jacquett C. Wade, coordinator of cross cultural and leadership development programming, at 412-648-7834.