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JOYCELYN ELDERS TO DELIVER BLACK HISTORY KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT HAMILTON COLLEGE


Black History Month continues atHamilton College with a variety of activities, including the keynote address byformer U.S. Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders. Elders will speak on Wednesday,Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel. All Black History Month events are free andopen to the public.

Elders was sworn in as the nation's first African-American Surgeon General andonly the second woman to hold the post in September 1993. A pediatricendocrinologist, she attended college on full scholarship at age 15 andgraduated at age 18. She served in the U.S. Army and then entered medicalschool on the GI Bill. Currently, she is a professor of pediatrics in thedivision of endocrinology at the University of Arkansas.

Other Black History Month activities at Hamilton include:

* Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Kirner-Johnson Red Pit - Film: A Question ofColor, by Kathe Sandler. A Question of Color confronts the issue ofcolor consciousness within the Black community by exploring its continuingimpact from its slavery-era origins to its subtle persistence in today's Blackcommunities. Joseph Dorsey, assistant professor of Africana studies, will leada discussion following the film.

* Thursday, Feb. 13, 8:30 p.m., Fillius Events Barn - Jazz Concert featuring"Doctuh" Mike Woods, assistant professor of jazz studies.

* Tuesday, Feb. 18, 4:15 p.m., Kirner-Johnson Red Pit - Lecture: TheReturn of the Black Knight, The African in Arthurian Lore, Reflections of theConstruction of English Identity, Maghan Keita, professor of history anddirector of the Africana studies program at Villanova University, Villanova,Pa.

* Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., Chemistry Auditorium - Films: The Politics ofLove in Black and White and Between Black and White, an explorationof the impact of society and history on determining color in the U.S. AllisonDorsey-Ward, assistant professor of history, will lead a discussion followingthe film presentations.

* Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m., Kirner-Johnson Red Pit - Film: Daughters ofthe Dust, by Julie Dash. Set in the legendary sea islands of the south atthe turn of the century, Daughters of the Dust follows a Gullah familyon the eve of its migration to the north. Reggie Young, assistant professor ofEnglish, will lead a discussion following the film.

For more information on any of these events, call the Hamilton office ofmulticultural affairs at 859-4021.

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