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Black History Month events planned for all campuses

Palm Beach State College is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events on all campuses, including exhibits, musical performances, movie screenings, speakers and more. 

Most of the events are hosted by the Student Activities offices on the respective campuses, and unless otherwise noted, they are free and open to students, faculty and staff. However,  other events, including those planned by the campus theaters, are open to the public with the purchase of a ticket.

Among the events are: 
Feb. 5: Blues and Barbecue, featuring live music by Jupiter Jazz Collective
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pavilion, Palm Beach Gardens campus

Feb 7: The Rhythm & Soul of America: The History of African-American Music, hosted by PBSC Professor Marc Davis and the Black Student Union
12:30-1:45 p.m., Humanities and Technology Building, Room HT103, Boca Raton campus

Feb. 7: The Gospel according to MACG
7 p.m., Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade campus – Tickets are$15 for adults and $10 for children and PBSC students/staff

Feb. 12: Black Cinema
Noon, Screening of “BlacKkKlansman,” Room LGA  139, Loxahatchee Groves campus,
3 p.m., Screening of “Malcolm X,” Room LGA 139, Loxahatchee Groves campus

Feb. 20: African Artifacts Exhibit
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Burt Reynolds Building Lobby, Palm Beach Gardens campus

Feb. 20: Black Cinema
Noon, LGA 139,  Screening of “Moonlight” –  Loxahatchee Groves campus
3 p.m., LGA 139, Screening of “Django Unchained” – Loxahatchee Groves campus

Feb. 20: “Black Men, Naked Truth,” a one-man show featuring PBSC alumnus Devin Robin X, also known as Egypt
11:30 a.m., Stage West, Lake Worth campus

Feb. 21: Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels
11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Humanities and Technology Building, Room 103, Boca Raton campus

Feb. 23: FAMU Strikers & Mahogany Dance Theatre
7 p.m., Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center  – Tickets are $20 for adults and  $12 for children and PBSC students and staff

Feb. 27: Black History Paints and Desserts
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Administration Building, Room 108, Boca Raton campus

Feb. 28: Celebrating our Past and Making a Pathway for the Future, a  dinner event hosted by the Black Student Union in conjunction with Djakout Lakay.
5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Humanities and Technology Building, Room 103, Boca Raton campus-  For ticket information, call 561-862-4318 or email fletches@palmbeachstate.edu

For a complete list and for details about the Black History Month events, visit the PBSC events calendar. More events are expected to be added throughout the month.

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