Georgia Southern Office of Multicultural Affairs to celebrate Black Heritage Month

Emma Smith

Georgia Southern University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will begin celebrating Black Heritage Month this week with a series of speeches and performances running through February.

Most of the events will take place on the Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty campuses and are free and open to the public, according to OMA’s website.

According to the website, the events will include:

  • “Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration” featuring speaker Roland S. Martin. The event will be held on the Armstrong Campus in the Student Union Ballroom on Jan. 30 at noon, and on the Statesboro Campus at the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Martin is the host of the daily online show #RolandMartinUnfiltered and a four-time NAACP Image Award winner.
  • “The Integration of Georgia Southern University.” The event will take place on the Statesboro Campus in Russell Union 2080 on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. Diversity Peer Educators will host a conversation about the integration of the Statesboro Campus.
  • “Divine Nine Yardshow: It’s NOT Just Stepping and Strolling; It’s Our Culture! — Performances.” The performances will be held on the Statesboro Campus in the Russell Union Ballroom on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The National Pan-Hellenic Council yard show will feature short step performances and discussions about the history of stepping and the evolution of strolling in historically black fraternity and sorority culture. An attendance fee of $5 will be charged.

For a full list of dates, click here.

Emma Smith, The George-Anne News Editor,