NMU Students Depict Prominent African-Americans

Tuesday 17, 2015

Members of the Black Student Union at Northern Michigan University will participate in two visual/interactive events this week as part of Black History Month. Media coverage is welcome. 

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, BSU members will dress up as prominent figures from the 18th century through the present day. These include Frederick Douglass, Michelle Obama, Angela Davis, Josephine Baker and Emmett Till. The event will be held mainly in Jamrich Hall from noon to 4 p.m. Each person will have a station featuring a tent beside her/him with a photo of the person being reenacted and a short bio for passersby to read. They will also be reading short excerpts on the highlights of each character's life. 

At 2 p.m. Friday (Feb. 20) in the Brule Room of the University Center, the same characters will appear in chronological order, followed by a few speakers who will give presentations related to Black History Month. 

For more information, contact Jeulani Gahiji, co-president of BSU, at jgahiji@nmu.edu

Kristi Evans
News Director