February 7, 2013

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — A variety of speakers, including author Jamaica Kincaid, i.d.e.a.l. magazine founder Zarifa Robinson, and Civil War expert Hari Jones, as well as unique films, concerts and art presentations highlight the University of California, Riverside celebration of  Black History Month.

“This year marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the 50th anniversary of Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama,” said Ken Simons, director of African Student Programs at UC Riverside. “These are two important anniversaries in the history of the African-American experience. We are excited to be partnering with a variety of organizations, both on- and off-campus, to present a wide variety of interesting and entertaining events.”

Highlights of the month-long celebration and the full month’s schedule can be found here.