MSU Marks Beginning of African-American History Month

By KOLR10 News

Published 02/01 2014 12:01PM

Updated 02/01 2014 10:52PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- African American Heritage Month celebrated throughout the month of February features events that highlight the history of African-American heritage.

During February, Missouri State University will celebrate African American Heritage Month with many special events. These events, which are open to the public, will include presentations on culture, lifestyle, social issues and music.

"These events bring the history to the present in order to help students understand all of the efforts that happened so that they can have some of the luxuries, benefits and educational opportunities they have today," said Francine Pratt, multicultural programs and student diversity.

On Feb. 1 the Multicultural programs at Missouri State University will present “The Meet and Greet Celebration” at 1 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library at 397 E. Central Street.

This event will showcase African American life through creative displays, books, special guests, food samples and family.

This event is sponsored by the Springfield branch of the NAACP and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Stephanie Goss, graduate assistant, at (417) 836-5652.

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