Overground Railroad: Students to present African American history

 Overgound Railroad, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Students from the UALR Student Services Success Initiatives program will present the “Overground Railroad: A Time Travel Through Black History,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in¬†Ledbetter Hall of the¬†Donaghey Student Center.

The event is part of the African American Male Initiative Consortium Conference to be held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27-28, in the Donaghey Student Center.

Through live interpretations, students will lead the audience through various historical periods stretching back to times prior to the founding of the U.S., through the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement to current events.

The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity has partnered with SSSI to bring this event to the campus and local community in order to celebrate Black History Month on both a state and national level.

The Overground Railroad event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jonathan Bobo at jxbobo@ualr.edu or 501.569.8712.

For more information or to register for the AAMI Conference, go to 2014 AAMI Consortium.

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