Campbell to hold series of events Feb. 15-19 to celebrate Black History Month

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Gospel singer Yael Hilton will headline a concert at Campbell University as part of a week-long series of events hosted by the Campbell University Gospel Choir and Campus Ministry Feb. 15-19 in honor of Black History Month.

“I hope that students take away from these events that Black History Month is a time of celebration and inclusion,” said Diane Ford, a Campbell student and president of the Gospel Choir, which is organizing the events through Campus Ministry. “As college students we should be exploring different perspectives and learning about all aspects of American history. Following the week-long activities you’re bound to feel more of an appreciation for those who in the face of adversity persevered.”

The following events are open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Monday, Feb. 15

Yael Hilton Concert
7 p.m., Turner Auditorium
Free for Campbell students. $10 at the door for community guests. Hilton will speak and sign in Connections 100 that Monday.

Wednesday, Feb 17

Gospel Choir Performance in Connections 200
10 a.m., Turner Auditorium

Reducing Racial and Ethnic Prejudice: Panel Discussion with Campbell faculty and students
6 to 8 p.m., Ed Herring Lecture Hall, Maddox
There will be a table in the Academic Circle on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. when Gospel Choir members and Campus Ministry staff will take questions that students would like to see addressed during the panel discussion.

Thursday, Feb. 18

Movie Night: “Selma”
6 to 9 p.m., Turner Auditorium

Friday, Feb. 19

Praying for our Protection: A Time of Prayer
7 p.m., Academic Circle