Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Athens State University will be honoring Black History Month with two events that are free and open to the public. 

In honor of Black History Month, Athens State University will be hosting two events on Tuesday, February 26. The first will be the opening of an art exhibit in the Athens State Library from 4:30 – 5:45 pm. The exhibit will be themed around the African American experience in Northern Alabama from pre-Civil War to present day, honoring the long history of people of color in Alabama.

Following the opening reception, a film screening and forum discussion of “Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity” will take place in McCandless Hall from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Both of the events are free and open to the public. Special thanks to the Athens State University Library, Multi-Cultural Association and International Students, SGA, CJSA, and AAUW for sponsoring these events.

For more information, please contact Dr. Quanda Stevenson at quanda.stevenson@athens.edu or Dakota Cotton at dakota.cotton@athens.edu.