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Seminole State celebrates African American History Month

Celebrate African American History Month at Seminole State with events throughout February.

Seminole State College of Florida will celebrate African American History Month with several events for students, faculty, staff and the community throughout February.

The Office of Student Life is hosting events to honor the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The events include free screenings of the Oscar-nominated film "Selma." Seminole State is the first college in Central Florida to offer free screenings of this historical film.

The screenings will be held on Feb. 25 at Noon in the Student Center on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus and on Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Room OVF-104 on the Oviedo Campus. These events will include a voter registration drive.

The College's Fine Arts Theatre also will present "Radio Golf," the final play in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's "Pittsburgh Cycle." With its production of "Radio Golf," the Fine Arts Department will fulfill its commitment to produce all 10 plays in this acclaimed cycle, which documents the African American experience in the 20th century.

"Radio Golf" opens Feb. 13 and continues through Feb. 22. Ticket prices are $10 for the general public, $8 for seniors (60+) or students of other schools, and free for Seminole State faculty, staff and currently enrolled Seminole State students. Reservations are recommended.

Other African American History Month events include:

  • Trivia Game ShowFeb. 10 at Noon, Altamonte Springs Campus (ALT-214) and Feb. 11 at Noon, Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Multipurpose Room (C-110)
    Students are invited to test their knowledge of African American History Month facts in this trivia game. Cash and other prizes will be awarded.
  • The Rhetoric of Activism & Social ChangeFeb. 23 at Noon, Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Multipurpose Room (C-110B)
    Dr. Camesha Manzueta, professor of communication at Seminole State, will discuss rhetorical strategies employed by historical figures in their quest for social change. Participants will gain practical tools they can use for present day community involvement and civic participation.  
  • Soul Food Extravaganza Feb. 26 at Noon, Oviedo Campus (Patio)
    Enjoy a free soul food lunch before the College's exclusive screening of "Selma."

To learn more about African American History Month events at Seminole State, contact the Office of Student Life at 407.708.2611 and the Fine Arts Theatre at 407.708.2040.

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