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PHSC hosts series of Black History Month exhibits, presentations


SPRING HILL - A series of historical presentations and exhibitions for Black History Month will be offered at several Pasco Hernando State College campuses during the month of February.

The events are free of charge and open to the public, according to the college.

JoAnne Stephenson, Ph.D., a University of Central Florida professor, has been selected as the keynote speaker for PHSC's 2014 Black History Month program.

Stephenson's presentation "History of African-Americans in Opera" offers a performance of select classical compositions by African-Americans.

Four presentations are scheduled over a two-day period starting Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. in Room B-105 on the Spring Hill Campus, and 1 p.m. in Room B-104/105 on the North Campus.

Two more presentations will be held the following day, Thursday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. in Room R-151, West Campus, and 1 p.m. in Room A-240, East Campus

PHSC's Black History Month program will also include other presentations, activities and exhibitions:

?? David H. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., offers "Booker T. Washington Tour of Florida: March 1912" on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. on the East Campus.

??Author and Professor, Walter L. Smith, Ph.D., will present "The Magnificent Twelve: Florida's Black Junior Colleges" on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. on the East Campus.

??On the West Campus "History of African Dance & Drums," presented by the Kuumba Dancers & Drummers, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 12:40 p.m.

??Soul Food Dinner prepared by Steph's Southern Soul Restaurant will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. on the East Campus.

?? On Friday, Feb. 28 at 12 p.m. on the West Campus, Imani Asukile will facilitate "Revisiting Social Relevance of Soul Train," according to the college.

Additionally, photo exhibitions will run throughout February.

??"Lewis Plantation and Turpentine Still" will be displayed from Feb. 1-28 on the North and Spring Hill campuses.

?? "African American Southern Agrarian Life" will be shown from Feb. 1-28 on the East Campus, and from Feb. 14-28 on the West Campus.

For more information, call (727) 816-3192 or go to


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