The Kent State University at Stark and the Black History month committee are presenting educational and entertaining events in order to celebrate the contributions that have been made by African Americans. All events are free to the public and held at the Stark state campus.
An evening with NFL Hall of Famer, Willie Brown, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the University Center.
Brown was a cornerback for the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. Brown will share his story about playing professional football during the uneasy times of the 1960's.
Electric Blues by the Wallace Coleman Band will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Main Hall Auditorium.
Coleman is an award winning blues artist who has released four critically acclaimed CD's including his latest, Blues in the Wind. He was named an Ohio Heritage Fellow and has won a living blues award for fan favorite. Blues lovers are sure to have a great time at this rare performance.
African American Women Pioneers in Sports will be held at 1 p.m. March 12 at the Main Hall Auditorium.
Kent State Stark associate professor of history, Leslie Heaphy, will highlight African American women who have made significant achievements in sports.
There are no tickets required for any of these events; however, you may want to arrive early in order to get a good seat. For more information on any of the above listed events, please go to www.stark.kent.edu/about/diversity or call 330-499-9600. Kent State University at Stark is located at 6000 Frank Avenue N.W. in Jackson Township.