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Black History Month Activities Planned at Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, N.C. (February 1, 2013) -- Johnson C. Smith University’s Department of Political Science and Social and Behavioral Sciences will hold a series of educational events during Black History Month. All events are free and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Technology Center auditorium with refreshments to follow.

On Feb. 6, civil rights activists Charles Jones and Dorothy Counts Light will deliver a program “Celebrating the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement: Examining the Contemporary Struggle for Justice and Equality.”

On Feb. 13, the film “Reclaiming Rustin: Exploring the Social Justice Legacy of Bayard Rustin,” will be shown with a discussion following.

On Feb. 27, Dr. Joseph L. Jones, founding director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College, will deliver a guest lecture “Hip Hop, Politics and the Future of Black America.”

For more information, contact: Dr. Tonya M. Williams at

About JCSU

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 23 fields of study to more than 1,600 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit or follow the university on social media sites Facebook , Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.   

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