UH assistant professor Richard Mizelle and AAS assistant director Malachai Crawford will hold discussions and signings of their books "Blackwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination," and "Black Muslims and the Law: Civil Liberties from Elijah Muhammad to Muhammad Ali" at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3 and at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10 respectively. Both events will be held at Agnes Arnold Hall, Room 628.
AAS will also recognize black entrepreneurs at the African American Entrepreneur Expo panel discussion from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Agnes Arnold Hall, Room 210. Presenters include D-Mars president Keith Davis, Simply Secrets by Shan owner Shan Gregg, managing attorney and owner of The Putnam Firm Eronn Putnam, and Parkwood Pharmacy co-owners William Parker and Marcus Davis.
Professors from AAS and the Women's Studies Department will talk about the aftermath of the events that unfolded in Ferguson, Mo., in a panel discussion sponsored by AAS, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Black Student Union. The event will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Student Center South, Suite B12.
Prominent humanitarian and ex-wife of boxer Muhammad Ali, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, will discuss the roles and influence of black women in history at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Agnes Arnold Hall, Room 628.
The month of events will close of with a screening of Maule's documentary "Blacklock," from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26 at Agnes Arnold Hall, Room 628.
To see the full calendar of events, visit the AAS website at http://www.uh.edu/class/aas/news. For more information, contact Lashonda Williams, AAS program manager, at 713-743-2814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Kristina Michel