Arkansas Tech University will celebrate African American culture during its 2020 Black History Month events.
Highlights of the schedule identified by Dr. Danielle Brooks, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, include:
- Black History Month Kickoff, Monday, Feb. 3, 1:30 p.m., Hindsman Tower
- Fashion Show, Tuesday, Feb. 18, noon, Baswell Techionery
- Soul Food Night, Monday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m., W.O. Young Building Ballroom
- Black History Month Keynote Speaker Bryan Terrell Clark, Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall
Clark has appeared in such Broadway productions as “Hamilton” and “Fences.”
His television credits include “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Blue Bloods,” “Empire,” and the Netflix mini-series “When They See Us.” He is also a singer-songwriter who has performed with such artists as Maxwell, Brandy, Ne-Yo and Anita Baker. He co-wrote Mary J. Blige’s “Irreversible.”
Clark is the co-founder of inDEFINED, an initiative that inspires and teaches young people to use their voices to erase constrictive labels in our society.
A complete schedule of ATU 2020 Black History Month events has been published by the ATU Department of Diversity and Inclusion at www.atu.edu/diversity.