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Black History Month luncheon Feb. 22 at LSU Alexandria

Released: 02/14/2005

A Black History Month celebration luncheon will be held at LSU Alexandria on Tuesday, Feb. 22. It will include a presentation to highlight some of the most influential African-American women in musicals, as well as the unveiling of a stamp under the U.S. Postal Service Black Heritage Stamp Series.

The public is invited to attend the luncheon, scheduled for noon Feb. 22 in the Barbara Brumfield Caffey Annex. Admission is free. The luncheon is sponsored by the LSUA Black History Month Committee. Lunch will be provided by the Student Government Association in collaboration with other student organizations.

Dr. Jim Stacy, associate professor of speech and theatre, will give the presentation “Black Leading Ladies & Their Escorts.” For the presentation, Stacy uses audio and video clips to highlight the works of influential African-American women, including Pearl Bailey, Lena Horne and Audra McDonald.

The event will include the unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service’s new stamp honoring Marian Anderson, an African-American singer, actor, lawyer, athlete, author and scholar. In 1955, Anderson became the first African-American to sing an important role at the Metropolitan Opera as a regular company member. She died in 1993 at the age of 96.

For more information about the event, contact Dessie Williams at 473-6473.