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LSU Alexandria celebrates Black History Month

Released: 02/06/2012

LSU Alexandria will host numerous activities in celebration of February as Black History Month including film, poetry and lecture.

The month kicks off with Monday Movies in the Brumfield Caffey Annex on Mondays in February in the Brumfield Caffey Annex. (No movie on Feb. 21 because of the Mardi Gras holiday.) Movie Mondays are sponsored by the Student Government and are offered free and are open to the public. Movies scheduled for showing include LOOK WHO’S COMING TO DINNER on Feb. 6; CABIN IN THE SKY on Feb. 13; and IMITATION OF LIFE on Feb. 27. All showings begin at 7 p.m.

The university will host New Orleans Poet, Chuck Perkins, on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre on campus. Perkins’ presentation is sponsored by the LSUA Multicultural and International Affairs Committee and the Arna Bontemps Home and Muesum. This event is also offered free and is open to the public. More information can be found at

Dr. Chris Stacey from the LSUA history faculty will present a lecture on area plantations at the Arna Bontemps House and Museum in downtown Alexandria on February 23 at 7 p.m. His presentation is offered as part of the Cavanaugh Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.