2016 || Oakwood University


Black History Month 2016

Monday, January 25 2016 17:19














THURSDAY, Feb. 4  •  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Voter Registration Drive
Blake Center
In the United States, voter registration is the responsibility of the people, and only 70 percent of Americans who are eligible to vote have registered. You can not make your voice heard unless you are registered to vote. If you are not a registered voter, please come and register. To register, you must provide either your social security number or valid driver’s license. This event is sponsored by the Oakwood Chapter of the NAACP and Madison County Board of Voter Registration.













SABBATH, Feb. 13  •  11:00 a.m.
Divine Worship
Oakwood University Church

Come and experience worship service with the speaker of the day, senior pastor Dr. Carlton Byrd. During the Sabbath service, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will receive the Black History Achievement Award from the Oakwood University Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

  9:50 a.m.
Frank Hale, Jr. Diversity Chapel  
Oakwood University Church 

Speaker: Dr. Linda Ammons, retired dean of Widener University School of Law. Dr. Ammons’ presentation will focus on the legacy of the late Dr. Frank Hale, Jr. as well as her experience with motivating students.
THURSDAY, Feb. 18 •  9:50 a.m.
Chapel: African American Healers’ Conference Kickoff
Oakwood University Church

Speaker: Dr. LaKeischa Webb McMillan: “Your Personalized Rx for Working in the Vineyard”
Dr. LaKeischa Webb McMillan earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Oakwood University, and continued on to Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where she graduated in 2001. After completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, she entered group practice in 2006. In 2012 she became the Medical Director of Education Without Walls for McMillan Enterprises. She is also the host of House Call with Dr. Mac, a podcast series launched in July 2014. 

  6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Oakwood University Historical Society

Bradford Cleveland Brooks Leadership Center
Dr. Jennifer Stollman
The Oakwood University Historical Society will be presenting a panel discussion on race relations in our country. The special guest, Dr. Jennifer Stollman of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, will be giving a talk and participating in a panel discussion.

SABBATH, Feb. 20  •  11:00 a.m.
Divine Worship
Oakwood University Church

African American Healers’ Conference: “African American Women Working in the Vineyard.” Come and experience worship service with the guest speaker of the day, Dr. Ifeoma Kwesi. The title of her sermon is “Failing at Passing.” Special music will be provided by the Central State University Choir. 
FRIDAY, Feb. 5  •  8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Honda Campus All Stars Challenge National Qualifying Tournament
McKee Business & Technology Building

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is a unique academic competition that showcases the academic prowess of the best and brightest students from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Come see schools participate in the National Qualifying Tournament.
  3:30 p.m.
2nd Chance Radio Roundtable: "Women EMpower"
Oakwood University Church

Join us for a panel discussion with Kenny Anderson, and the women from 2nd Chance Radio Program: Janette Smith, Rev. Sheri Clayborn, Michelda Johnson, Dr. Ramona Hyman, and Kelli Dulan.
SABBATH, Feb. 6  •  11:00 a.m.
Divine Worship 
Oakwood University Church 

Come and experience worship service with the guest speaker of the day, Dr. C. Wesley Knight. 
  5:00 p.m.
Concert by Dr. Janice Johnson Browne
Oakwood University Church

The concert will also feature music from Madison Mission Youth Choir, First Church Youth Choir, and Oakwood Church Youth Choir.
  8:00 p.m.
Celebrating Black Art: Music & Art Festival 
Millet Activity Center
Attendees will be able to recognize the contribution African American artists have given to the world, and have the opportunity to showcase their own artistic talents.
SUNDAY, Feb. 21  •  3:00 p.m.
Festival of Spirituals
Oakwood University Church

The Festival of Spirituals began in the 1970s when Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the state of Alabama gathered to commemorate Black History Month. Participating choirs for this year’s Festival include: Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Central State University, Clark Atlanta University, and Oakwood University. 
SUNDAY, Feb. 7  •  3:00 p.m.
“From Africa to America”
Moran Hall Auditorium

Productions by Danita Jones presents “From Africa to America.” Come meet civil rights leaders of the past in an artistic rendering. Some of the leaders include Huey P. Newton, Nat Turner, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X just to name a few. Tickets are $3.00. 

TUESDAY, Feb. 23 •  8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Science Day 2016

Cooper Science Complex Laboratory, Building 3
Oakwood University’s Department of Chemistry presents Science Day 2016. This event is free to participants due to a sponsorship from the Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (ALSAMP). The organization was established to increase the quality and quantity of underrepresented minority students completing baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Science Day is open to elementary, middle and high school students in the Huntsville area, including students who are home-schooled.

MONDAY, Feb. 8   •  8:30-11:00 p.m.
NAACP Skate Nite: “Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud!”
Millet Activity Center

Step into the realm of the Black social life of the 1970s at the NAACP Skate Nite titled “Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud!”
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24  •  9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
African American Read-In
Eva B. Dykes Library

Hosted by the Eva B. Dykes Library, this event will feature interactive reading stations with works written by African American authors. There will be a prize drawing. This event is open to all ages. 
OU Chapter/NAACP will be selling snacks. 
TUESDAY, Feb. 9  •  6:00-8:00 p.m.
NAACP Membership Drive & Meeting Moran Hall 207
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Come hear more about Oakwood’s Student Chapter of the NAACP at its membership meeting.
THURSDAY, Feb. 25  •  9:50 a.m.
Chapel: Concert by Calesta Day
Oakwood University Church

Calesta Day has performed with the Miami University Opera, the Cincinnati Opera, the Bowling Green State Opera, and in recent years, a touring member of the American Spiritual Ensemble. Calesta received the Bachelors degree from Bowling Green State University in Vocal Performance, the Masters degree in Education with a Music Concentration from University of Dayton, and the Masters degree in Vocal performance from Miami University, Ohio. Calesta’s doctoral project is “Exploring the Role of African American Opera Singers in the Establishment of the Spiritual as a Musical Art Form from 1900 to 1960.”
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10  •  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
“This is Rocket City, U.S.A.— Let Freedom Begin Here”
Blake Center

“This is Rocket City, U.S.A.—Let Freedom Begin Here” is a project designed by Kelly Hamlin in fulfillment of a Master’s degree at UAHuntsville. The exhibit combines historical research with oral history recordings, primary source documents, and striking visuals. The exhibit seeks to introduce people to the civil rights movement in Huntsville and encourage them to consider the relevance of this history to the continued struggles for racial equality within Huntsville and Alabama. 
  7:00 p.m.
Oratorical Competition
Moseley Chapel

Come and support students at Oakwood University as they speak on the topic “Is Black History Month still necessary in today’s society? Why or why not?”
THURSDAY, Feb. 11  •  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Chapel: “Within These Walls”
Oakwood University Church

Productions by Danita Jones presents “Within These Walls.” This dramatic presentation depicts women from the civil rights era during their time in prison. These iconic women share how their incarcerations led to a movement that would change a nation.
  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Black History: The fight to get where we are today 
Details to come
SABBATH, Feb. 27  •  11:00 a.m.
Divine Worship
Oakwood University Church

Come and experience worship service with the speaker of the day, senior pastor Dr. Carlton Byrd. During the Sabbath service, Michael Vick of the Pittsburgh Steelers will give his testimony titled “The Importance of Good Choices.” Special music will be provided by Deliverance Mass Choir of Andrews University.


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