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The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center at 501 W. Ninth St., where exhibits focus on the history of African-Americans in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, will host “Cultural Connection,” a series of events through the month of February, in celebration of Black History Month. All events are free to the public. The schedule:

FEB. 7: Korto Momolu, fashion designer and runner-up on the Bravo TV network's “Project Runway,” will show some of her latest designs at 2 p.m. at this ticketed event. She'll talk and answer questions
after the show. Tickets are free but limited to 2 per person; reserve at 683-3593 or
phyllis@arkansasheritage.org.

FEB. 10: “Legendary African-American Coins and Stamps,” lecture by collector Al Ashley, noon. The collection will be on display through Feb. 14.

FEB. 17: “20 Years of African American Artifacts,” lecture by historian and antique dealer Archie Moore, noon.

FEB. 21: “Arkansas Black History Quiz Bowl,” competition among students in grades 6 through 12, 10 a.m. Teams can register until Feb. 10 at arblackhistoryquiz@abcglobal.net.

FEB. 24: “Historic Archeology and Arkansas's African-American Past,” lecture by Dr. Jamie Brandon of the Arkansas Archeological Survey at Southern Arkansas University, noon.

FEB. 28: “Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic,” children's event, 2 p.m.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will mark Black History Month with several free events, including “Rap Sessions,” a national tour exploring race and hip-hop led by author and activist Bakari Kitwana. The schedule:

FEB. 12: “Education + Action = Change,” workshop with financial advisor Ryan Mack, 7 p.m., Donaghey Student Center Rooms B and C.

FEB. 18: “Rap Sessions: A Community Dialog on Hip-Hop,” with speakers Kitwana, radio announcer MC Search and media analyst Lisa Fager Bediako, 7 p.m., DSC Rooms A and B.

FEB. 19: Screening of “Cadillac Records,” film starring Beyonce Knowles and Adrien Brody about the rise of Chess Records, 6 p.m., DSC Leadership Lounge.

FEB. 25: “Evolution of Music: A Play,” African-American music from the plantation fields to the concert halls, with Central High School drama teacher Agnolia Gaye and Afrodesia lead singer Tim Anthony, 7 p.m., Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building.

For more information, call the Office of Campus Life at 569-3308. 

 

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