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BSC Celebrates Black History Month (w/photos)

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    Tuesday, February 23 2010
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu
Black_History_Event_Arley_Johnson_left__BSC_President_Dr_Albert_Walker_2010 Former West Virginia Delegate and Huntington City Council member Arley Johnson was a featured speaker during Bluefield State College’s celebration of Black History Month.  He discussed a variety of challenges and opportunities facing the state and nation, then recounted his experience in working with President Obama’s election campaign.  His appearance at BSC was sponsored by the BSC Student Activities Office.
Black_History_Event_Mother_Blues_2010 Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen delivered a program of song and narrative, focusing on the history of “blues music” during a recent activity at Bluefield State College.  Her one-hour presentation was a featured event in BSC’s celebration of Black History Month.  During her performances, “Mother Blues” provided an autobiographical insight in soulful words and music.  She featured the music of famous female blues singers like Billie Holiday, Koko Taylor, and Etta James.  On February 26, BSC staff member Janie Walker will deliver a chautauqua presentation, “A Tribute to Rosa Parks,” beginning at noon in the Hebert Gallery, Harris-Jefferson Student Center.  There is no admission charge and the public is encouraged to attend.  Both programs are underwritten by a Social Justice grant from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and are sponsored by the BSC Office of Multicultural Affairs.