Cancelled African-American Heritage Events Reset

A speech by Retired Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr. for African-American Heritage Month cancelled last week on Northeast Campus because of inclement weather has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 10.

Credited as the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first general, Petersen will discuss “Six Decades of Change: Civil Rights and the Military” at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Center Corner.

South Campus has rescheduled its African-American Heritage Month Kickoff to Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. The  unveiling of the Harriet Tubman display has been rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Jenkins Garrett Library.

Also rescheduled on Southeast Campus is a presentation by motivational speaker Hollis Conway. Conway, who won the Olympic silver and bronze medals in the high jump in 1988 and 1992, will discuss overcoming obstacles on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. in the Roberson Theatre.

A printable schedule of African-American Heritage events (PDF will open in a new window) is available. Changes in the list are highlighted in red.

(Updated 2-10-11)