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Kent State University at Trumbull Announces Black History Month Lecture Series

Posted Jan. 30, 2012

Join Kent State University at Trumbull in February as it celebrates Black History Month with a variety of activities, including a series of featured speakers.

"Black Baseball in Ohio" with Dr. Leslie Heaphy
Monday, Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Leslie Heaphy teaches a variety of courses at Kent State University. She was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004 and is currently the director of the Honors Program for Kent State University at Stark. Heaphy will focus on various teams from the Negro Leagues and some of the prominent players who made their mark in Ohio, with an emphasis on the World Series Champion — the Cleveland Buckeyes. The lecture will take place in Room 202 of the Classroom/Administration Building.

"The African Odyssey in Pre-Columbian America" with Dr. George Garrison
Thursday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Dr. George Garrison is a tenured professor at Kent State University. His scholarly works are published nationally and internationally. Before his time at Kent State University, Garrison served in the Vietnam War and also taught at a boarding school in the Navajo Nation. Garrison will discuss how over the last half century or more, evidence has been discovered that has clearly established an African presence in the Americas centuries before the voyages of Columbus to this part of the world. This lecture will endeavor to summarize the evidence, which is the foundation for the claim that Africans have been present in this land from the Pre-Christian era to the period of the arrival of Europeans in this hemisphere; and to explain how these ancient African visitors traveled throughout this continent, given the impenetrable forests, swamps, mountains and deserts that were natural barriers to traveling in this land. The lecture will take place in Room 202 of the Classroom/Administration Building.