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Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration

BHM Kickoff Celebration

Monday, February 1, 2016

4:00PM- 5:30PM

The Fulton Chapel

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement and Black History Month Planning Committee

The Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration is a traditional ceremony to commemorate the University of Mississippi’s official recognition of Black History Month. As a part of the celebration of culture and diversity, the Kick-Off Celebration will feature Mr. Kiese Laymon, 2015-2016 Grisham Writer in Residence, as the keynote speaker. With selections from the UM Gospel Choir, remarks from Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter, and the presentation of the Lift Every Voice Awards by Dr. Donald Cole, join us for the 2016 Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration. For more information, contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu.

Good or Bad Hair

Good or Bad Hair

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

7:00 PM

Bishop 209

Hosted by E.S.T.E.E.M

Through a panel of stylists and university community members as well as clips from Good Hair and School Daze, this event will focus on the history & influence Black hair has had on society. For more information, contact Danielle Sims at drsims@olemiss.edu.

 Continuing the Legacy Walk

MOX Legacy Walk

Thursday, February 4, 2016

12:15PM-1:00PM

Union Plaza

Hosted by Men of Excellence

The Continuing the Legacy Walk will lead students to various locations that served as relevant sites in relation to the admission of Mr. James Meredith, the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. At each stop, there will be 62 seconds of moment of silence to represent the year of his enrollment, 1962. For more information, contact Justavian Tillman at jdtillma@go.olemiss.edu.

Movie Series: Selma

Selma Movie Series

Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00PM

Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:00PM

Turner Center 205

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, the Student Activities Association, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council

A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu.

“Blues, Bebop, and Black History: Poetry and Prose of the Sterling Plumpp Collection”

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Noon-1:00PM

Hosted by JD. Williams Library

Faulkner Room, Archives & Special Collections

Dr. Corey Taylor, Associate Professor of English at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, will be speaking about the life and work of Sterling Plumpp, one of the country’s most distinguished blues-jazz poets. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Ford at jwford@olemiss.edu.

Tupac Monologue

Tupac Monologue

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

12:15PM-1:00PM

Union 405

Hosted by Men of Excellence

Join the Men of Excellence for a discussion about the role of Hip Hop culture and its effect on political and cultural change in America. Participants and facilitators will explore the potential and actualized influence of Hip Hop on sociopolitical awareness and activism. The Tupac Monologue will also explore between respectability and hip hop and how they can best interact to combat the sociopolitical problems facing the black community. For more information, contact Justavian Tillman at jdtillma@go.olemiss.edu.

Are You Ready? Dialogue Series: Let’s Start the Conversation!

#BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter Part II

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

3:00PM

Bishop 209

Hosted Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement and the Black Student Union

Join us for an ongoing discussion about the viral Twitter hashtag and movement, #BlackLivesMatter. In Part II, we’ll further explore the counter hashtag, #AllLivesMatter. The dialogue will be facilitated by Dr. James “J.T.” Thomas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology. For more information, contact the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu.

The Invitation: Lecture by Clifton Taulbert

The Invitation

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

5:00PM

Robert C. Khayat Law School, Weems Auditorium

Hosted by the McLean Institute and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

At the turn of the century, international lecturer and Pulitzer-nominated author Clifton Taulbert receives an unexpected invitation to supper in Allendale, South Carolina. Coming along with him is the voice from his past, Little Cliff, the “colored” boy from the Mississippi Delta who is also Clifton Taulbert the adult. The voice of Little Cliff brings with him all he was taught as a child about staying ‘in his place’ and surviving in the Jim Crow South. Transported back into a setting that looks and feels like the  “Old South” –cotton fields,  shotgun houses, and low country mansions, the voice of Little Cliff calls for caution. Now the 21st century Taulbert finds himself expected to cross racial barriers he would have been forbidden to cross before. ‘The Invitation’ is the story of the past and the future as the man, the little boy inside of him and the matriarch of Roselawn Plantation, Miss Camille—nearing ninety years of age–cross paths for five years.

This is their story—unplanned and unrehearsed—and Your Invitation to never underestimate the power of  your presence in the lives of others. For more information, contact Dr. J.R. Love at jrlove@olemiss.edu

Hidden History Tour

Hidden History Tour

Friday, February 12, 2016

1:00PM-2:00PM

Lyceum Circle

Hosted by the UM Chapter of NAACP

The Hidden History Tour will allow the campus community to participate in a walking tour of the campus, highlighting some its lesser known history. Participants will meet at the Confederate Statue in the Lyceum Circle. For more information, contact Buka Okoye at ccokoye1@go.olemiss.edu.

Black Student Union’s 3rd Annual Black History Month Gala

BSU GALA ANNOUNCMENT

Friday, February 12, 2016

6:00PM

The Inn at Ole Miss

Hosted by the Black Student Union

Join the Black Student Union for the 3rd annual celebration of African American achievement at the University of Mississippi. The keynote address and awards presentation will be followed by an evening of fellowship, music, and dancing. Admission is free for University of Mississippi students, faculty, and staff. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, January 25th at the Ole Miss Box Office. The preferred attire for the gala is formal and refreshments will be served. The 3rd annual BSU Gala is co-sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, The Associated Student Body, Center for Student Success and First Year Experience, Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, Ole Miss Alumni Association, Ole Miss Student Union, IMAGE Program, Residential Housing Association, Department of African American Studies, Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, School of Engineering, School of Applied Science, College of Liberal Arts, FASTrack, Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, Department of Campus Recreation, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and E.S.T.E.E.M. For more information, contact the Black Student Union at bsucabinet@gmail.com

Formation Forum

Formation Forum

Monday, February 15, 2016

12:00PM-1:00PM

Union, Room 405

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

The newly released song, Formation, by Beyonce has sparked conversations around the #BlackLivesMatter movement, southern heritage and video imagery. This forum will  discuss the impact of these topics and how they relate to current American issues.  Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu

Movie Series: Straight Outta Compton

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Monday, February 15, 2016

5:00PM

Turner Center 205

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Black Student Union

In 1988, a groundbreaking new group revolutionizes music and pop culture, changing and influencing hip-hop forever. N.W.A’s first studio album, “Straight Outta Compton,” stirs controversy with its brutally honest depiction of life in Southern Los Angeles. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu

Soul Food Luncheon

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

11:30AM-1:00PM

Luckyday Residential College Dining Hall

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement and the Luckyday Scholars Program

With soul food’s significant history in the African American culture, the Luckyday Residential Dining Hall will host a luncheon featuring soul food cuisine. Attendees will be able to use meal plans or purchase the meal at the regular rate. Free meal tickets will be available at select Black History Month events. For more information, contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu.

Your Voice, Your Vote

Your Voice Your Vote

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

7:00PM

Overby Auditorium

Hosted by the Department of Student Housing and Ole Miss Athletics

Your Voice, Your Vote will discuss the voting history and experiences of African Americans and stress the importance of voting in local and nationwide elections. For more information, contact Danielle Sims at drsims@olemiss.edu. For more information, contact Danielle Sims at drsims@olemiss.edu.

Brown Bag Lecture: The Emmett Till Memory Project   

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Noon – 1:00PM

Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Dave Tell, communications professor at the University of Kansas, explains how the digital humanities may revolutionize how we remember Emmett Till.

Activism 101: Collective Liberation

Activism 101

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

6:00PM

Bryant 209

Hosted by the UM Chapter of NAACP

This event will be part one of the UM NAACP’s Activism 101 Series. The collective liberation workshop is designed to show students the intimate connections between the struggles of marginalized peoples. For more information, contact Buka Okoye at ccokoye1@go.olemiss.edu.

I Know Black People-Trivia Game

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

7:00PM

Residential College South Cafeteria

Hosted by the Department of Student Housing and the Black Student Union

Compete with your residence hall to demonstrate your knowledge of African American history. For more information, contact Danielle Sims at drsims@olemiss.edu.  

Are You Ready? Dialogue Series: Let’s Start the Conversation!

Appropriation vs. Appreciation

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Noon-1:00PM

Union Ballroom

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cultural Engagement, E.S.T.E.E.M., and Black Graduate and Professional Students Association

Cultural appropriation is a sociological concept which views the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture as a largely negative phenomenon. This dialogue will encompass themes  surrounding “black” names, “black” faces, “black” hair, hip hop culture, etc. For more information, contact Paige Freeman at pmfreema@go.olemiss.edu or Danielle Sims at drsims@olemiss.edu.

Goats and Chickens and Mice! Oh Maud!: Afrofuturism and Rethinking the Human with Gwendolyn Brooks’s Maud Martha

Thursday, February 18, 2016

4:00 PM

Bishop 105

Hosted by the Department of English, Department of African American Studies, and Sarah Isom Center for  Women & Gender Studies

Using Gwendolyn Brook’s 1953 novel Maud Martha, this talk applies pressure to encounters between human and animal to examine black female articulations of possibility within domestic (familial and national) spaces that seek to dehumanize and limit black female pleasure. The novel’s protagonist, Maud Martha, models imagination’s magic in granting mice and chickens some version of human dignity. This imaginative act compels us to consider how the national moral imagination might be reconfigured in its dealings with its black working-class female citizenry. This talk, then, considers the enduring question of what it means to be human, while also exploring how black women offer alternative and expansive modes for being human.

Movie Screening: Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker

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Friday, February 19, 2016

1:45PM-3:00PM

Powerhouse Community Arts Center

Hosted by Oxford Film Festival

The film reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, played in shaping the American civil rights movement, the “godmother of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. FUNDI adds an essential understanding of the U.S. civil rights movement. Tickets are $10 for the individual screening. Students can also purchase a discounted day pass for $15. For more information and tickets, visit Oxford Film Festival.  

The Image of Black Love

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Friday, February 19, 2016

5:00PM

Barnard Observatory

Hosted by the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association

The panelist will converse about the different topics, images, and foundations of black love. Students, faculty, and staff will become knowledgeable of positive vs. negative images of black love, social acceptance of interracial relationships, and individuals will reflect on the strengths, challenges, and progression of black love. Light refreshments served. For more information, contact Paige Freeman at pmfreema@go.olemiss.edu.

Independent Black Film Collective Panel

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

1:00PM-2:45PM

Malco Oxford Commons

Hosted by Oxford Film Festival

Join Thabi Moyo as she talks about filmmaking with Tanya Wright of Orange is the New Black. Admission is free, but space is limited to 120. For more information, visit Oxford Film Festival.  

Movie Screening: Dixie

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

4:45pm-6:45pm

Oxford Conference Center

Hosted by Oxford Film Festival

Written in 1859 by a blackface minstrel, the song “Dixie” became the national anthem for the confederacy during the American Civil War. Modern musicians, both black and white, have reinterpreted the song. Dr, Donald Cole will facilitate the discussion. Tickets are $10 for the individual screening. Students can also purchase a discounted day pass for $15. Seating is limited to 300. For more information and tickets, visit Oxford Film Festival.   

Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels

Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels

Monday, February 22, 2016 10:00am -5:00pm

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:00am-1:00pm

Union Ballroom

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, Ole Miss Student Union, and Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

At your convenience, all students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by the Ole Miss Student Union to explore the Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels. Spanning from the year 1860 to the present, Ms. Angela W. Jennings, historian and curator,  journeys with all spectators exposing the pain, the pride and the depths of the souls of those who came from Africa in shackles and triumphant over the degradation of slavery. Ms. Jennings cleverly displays her unique blend of art collectibles and memorabilia while serving as a griot of sorts in her oral presentations and dramatizations of selected periods and historical figures. Ms. Jennings then offers an oratorical presentation on the powerhouses in African-American history, such as Ida B. Wells, The Negro Baseball League, The Tuskegee Airmen, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to name a few. For more information, contact the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu.

Reclaiming Our History

Reclaiming Our History

Monday, February 22, 2016

7:00PM

Union 404

Hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council

Panelists will highlight and discuss solutions to a number of issues facing the African American communities, specifically at the University of Mississippi. Participants will be invited to share thoughtful experiences and take advantage of this learning opportunity. For more information, contact Ann-Marie Herod at aherod@go.olemiss.edu or Ryan Watkins at rwatkins@go.olemiss.edu.

Black History Month Concert

African Drum and Dance Ensemble

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

7:30PM-9:30PM

Nutt Auditorium

Hosted by the Department of Music, Office of the Provost/Multicultural Affairs, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Office of Global Engagement, The Inn at Ole Miss, and the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

The annual Black History Month Concert features the Ole Miss African Drum and Dance Ensemble, University of Mississippi Steel Orchestra, UM’s Gospel Choir, Men’s Glee Choir, and Dr. Cynthia Felton, a religious, jazz, blues performer from Los Angeles, California; as well talented music students and faculty. The concert will also include a celebration of B.B. King by a team of Ole Miss and Oxford Blues musicians or performers, led by Ricky Burkhead. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. George Dor at gwkdor1@olemiss.edu.

Brown Bag Lecture: Seeking Social Justice in Unjust Carceral Systems: Women of Color, Mass Incarceration, and the Complex History of Class, Race, and Gender in the Prison Politics of the American South. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Noon-1:00PM

Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Dionne Bailey, UM adjunct history professor, discusses how African American women are major actors in the implementation, development, and growth of Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Penitentiary. Bailey illustrates that race along with class and gender significantly influenced how penology functioned in the South. Bailey’s work takes a detailed look into not only the often overlooked history of women at Parchman, but she also works to give voices to a marginalized group of women seemingly deemed unworthy of historical analysis or consideration. Bailey earned her PhD in History from the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History at the University of Mississippi in August 2015. Her work focuses on social justice, carceral studies, and the Mass Incarceration of women of color in the American South.

 Ain’t I a Woman!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

7:00PM

Nutt Auditorium

Hosted by the School of Education, Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, and Ole Miss Student Union

Ain’t I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter, and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals and blues of the Deep South, the urban vitality of the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African Americans. Ain’t I a Woman! is a joyful exploration of the trials and triumphs of  four passionate and accomplished women. For more information, contact The School of Education at soe@olemiss.edu.

Throwback Thursday: Celebration of Black Entertainment

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

12:15pm-1:00pm

Union Ballroom

Hosted by the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association

Students will be educated about the history of Black entertainment and pay homage to those who broke stardom between the 1920s-1990s. Black entertainers broke the color barriers and the essence of entertainment with flavor and soul. This celebration will allow us to remember those entertainers and also reclaim genres of music, fashion, and entertainment that many aren’t familiar with or have forgotten. For more information, contact Paige Freeman at pmfreema@go.olemiss.edu.

Hidden History Tour

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Friday, February 26, 2016

1:00PM-2:00PM

Lyceum Circle

Hosted by the UM Chapter of NAACP

The Hidden History Tour will allow the campus community to participate in a walking tour of the campus, highlighting some its lesser known history. Participants will meet at the Confederate Statue in the Lyceum Circle. For more information, contact Buka Okoye at ccokoye1@go.olemiss.edu.

Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat

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Friday, February 26, 2016

3:00pm-9:00pm

Union Ballroom

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

In partnership with various departments and student organizations, the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement will host the inaugural Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat. The retreat will address issues that impact African American woman on campus and in the local community while also highlighting the benefits and challenges associated with attending an institution of higher education. This year’s theme is Embracing each Other, Uplifting our Spirits. The mission is to provide a forum for engaging and interactive discussions regarding personal, social, and academic responsibility while attending the University of Mississippi.

The Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat is co-sponsored by the Department of Student Housing, Ole Miss LuckyDay Program, Career Center, Ole Miss Athletics, E.S.T.E.E.M, and National Pan-Hellenic Council Sororities. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Admission is free and open to all UM students, faculty, and staff. However, spaces are now filled. Please complete the Sister2Sister Waitlist Registration Form if you would like to be added to the waiting list. For more information, contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu.

University of Mississippi’s Black History Month Keynote Address  featuring

Alicia Garza

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Monday, February 29, 2016

6:00PM

Fulton Chapel

Unfortunately, due to illness, Garza will be unable to travel to campus. The Black History Month Keynote Address has been canceled and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement and the Black History Month Planning Committee

As the signature event of Black History Month 2016, the keynote address will feature Alicia Garza. Garza is a social activist & co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and movement, #BlackLivesMatter.Outraged by the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza took to social media to express her anguish and love for the black community. It was then that Garza—together with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors—turned the powerful words “Black Lives Matter” into a social media phenomenon and an organizing network that boasts more than 26 chapters internationally. #BlackLivesMatter has evolved into the banner under which this generation’s human rights movement marches.  An established organizer committed to social transformation, Garza challenges us to recognize and celebrate the contributions of all black lives, so that we can truly be a world where all people are valued, respected and can live with dignity. The tenets of this program will align with key aspects of the University of Mississippi’s Creed. Specifically, Garza will discuss the respect and dignity of each person, as well as fairness and civility in 2016.

Garza’s work is rooted in organizational strategies that connect social movements. Garza’s work has earned her various honors, being placed on The Root 100 2015 List of African American achievers and influencers between 25 and 45 and featured in the Politico50 Guide to the thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2015. Her writing has been featured in publications such as The Guardian, The Nation, The Feminist Wire, Truthout.org and more. Currently the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Garza previously served as Executive Director of People Organized to Win Employment Rights, where she led the charge on significant initiatives, including organizing against the chronic police violence in black neighborhoods.

Garza has recently provided keynote addresses at Louisiana State University, Southern Methodist University, and the University of South Carolina. She is also speaking at many universities during the coming months, including the University of Missouri, Mississippi State University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida. We are delighted to join so many leading universities in hearing her thoughts. Providing a forum for speakers such as Alicia Garza is part of a long tradition at UM, which has hosted speakers who represent a wide spectrum of political points of view and social causes.

The Black History Month Keynote Address is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost/Multicultural Affairs, University Lecture Series, School of Education, Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, Department of African American Studies, Office of Global Engagement, University & Public Events, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Department of  Student Housing, Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies, William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, Department of Philosophy & Religion, and the Black Student Union.

Tickets are now available for students, faculty, and staff at the Ole Miss Box Office. Seating is limited to 700 attendees. On the evening of the event, seats that are not filled by 5:45PM, will be released to other interested students, faculty, and staff (with valid University of Mississippi ID). For more information, contact the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu.

Women’s Empowerment Awards & Reception

Making Your Own Different World

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

6:00PM

Fulton Chapel

Hosted by E.S.T.E.E.M., Department of Student Housing, the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, Ole Miss Athletics, and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

In recognition of both Black History Month and Women’s History Month, this event will feature a keynote speaker as well as presentation of the Student Affairs Core Values Awards. The Women’s Empowerment Awards & Reception is co-sponsored by the University Lecture Series. The theme for this year’s event is Making Your Own Different World.

The keynote address will feature actress of stage and screen, Jasmine Guy. Guy began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. She starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit productions of Grease, The Wiz and Chicago (as Velma Kelly). She is currently performing Raisin’ Cane, a one-woman musical journey through the Harlem Renaissance, throughout the U.S., backed by the Avery Sharpe Trio. Guy also has recurring roles in both If Loving You is Wrong, Tyler Perry’s hit drama series on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and as Grams on the popular CW series Vampire Diaries.

After years on Broadway and touring the globe, Guy landed the role of Whitley Gilbert on the Cosby Show spinoff A Different World. She won six consecutive NAACP Image Awards for her portrayal of the pretentious but funny southern belle.

Jasmine Guy has traveled throughout the U.S. and appeared at more than 100 speaking engagements, addressing diverse audiences at colleges, universities, conventions, corporations, affinity groups, churches, high schools and countless charitable and fundraising events. As a frequent motivational public speaker, Guy is called upon to share her story openly with those who may benefit from her trials and triumphs. Her ongoing desire to blend balance and discipline with ambition and service continues to fuel her passion for the arts.

Tickets are now available for students, faculty, and staff at the Ole Miss Box Office. Seating is limited to 700 attendees. On the evening of the event, seats that are not filled by 5:45PM, will be released to other interested students, faculty, and staff (with valid University of Mississippi ID). For more information, contact the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu.

Black History Month 2016 Poster

Calendar of Events

The Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement extends special thanks to all Black History Month Sponsors:

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The Office of the Chancellor

The Office of the Provost/Multicultural Affairs

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

University Lecture Series

School of Education

Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

Department of African American Studies

Department of English

Office of Global Engagement

University & Public Events

Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Department of Student Housing

Department of Philosophy & Religion

The Ole Miss Student Union

Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies

William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

Ole Miss Athletics

Career Center

The LuckyDay Scholars Program

Black Student Union

E.S.T.E.E.M.

Student Activities Association

Men of Excellence

Black Graduate and Professional Student Association

National Pan-Hellenic Council

UM Chapter of NAACP

The McLean Institute

Oxford Film Festival

Department of Music

J.D. Williams Library

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

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