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GC celebrates Black History Month

Staff Writer

black-history-monthNormally when you hear about Black History Month, you hear about Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X.  However, there is so much more to Black history than the same stories we are told in class over and over from elementary school. Many don’t even know about Zora Ball. This month she became the youngest person to design a mobile video game at the age of seven. Black history is still being made even today, and there are numerous events that Georgetown is hosting to celebrate this.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in Asher  112, GAC kicks off the tribute with a DVD biography and discussion of Anne Braden, a Southern Patriot. On Monday, Feb. 18, GAC will be taking students to the Muhammed Ali Center, and they will be leaving Georgetown at noon. You can sign up on the GAC/SGA door. Tuesday, Feb.  19 there will be a Black History Month musical tribute in the chapel at 7 p.m. Joyful Noise and Concert Choir will collaborate in this event. On Monday, Feb.  25, come laugh your Tiger out at 10 p.m. in the WOW Grille with GAC’s comedy slam. Ronnie Jordan will be in attendance. There will be an Open Mic Night on Wednesday, Feb.  27 at 8 p.m. in the Grille, also provided by GAC. All are welcome. To close off the festivities, on Thursday, Feb. 28 there will be a discussion with Dr. Lindsey Apple and Mr. William McIntyre.