Events begin Wednesday, Feb. 4, and continue through Saturday, Feb. 28.
Delaware State University will host the following Black History Month events that are free and open to the public (with the exception of the Feb. 28 play “Tears of a Teenage Mother,” which is open to the public but at the cost of admission):
• Wednesday, Feb. 4: WDSU Radio Black History Trivia Contest, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Conrad Hall Lounge.
• Thursday, Feb. 5: Author and screenwriter James McBride speaks at 7 p.m. at Education and Humanities Theatre. McBride’s memoir “The Color of Water” is an American classic, and is required reading in high schools and colleges across America. He is also the author and screenwriter of the 2008 Spike Lee film “Miracle of St. Anna.” The guest lecture is presented jointly by the DSU Office of Student Leadership & Activities, Office of the Provost, and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
• Thursday, Feb. 5: The Sophomore Class presents “The Source,” a black history discussion at 8 p.m. at Evers Hall Lounge.
• Friday, Feb. 6: “Think Fast” Black History Game Show at 7 p.m. in the Price Building Auditorium. Winner wins $200. Presented by the DSU Office of Student Leadership & Activities.
• Tuesday, Feb. 10: Black History Screening of the movie Rosewood at 7 p.m. in the Mishoe Science Center (south) Room 205. The movie tells the story of a post-slavery community of African Americans that is torn apart by strife with the local whites. Presented by the Gamma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
• Tuesday, Feb. 19: DSU presents BET’s Jeff Johnson in a guest lecture at 11 a.m. in Longwood Auditorium, Bank of America Building. Johnson is a political strategist and social activist, who is widely known for his appearance on “Rap City.” He has been named by Source Magazine as one of the hip hop generation’s key political players. Presented by the DSU Office of Student Leadership & Activities and the Student Government Association.
• Tuesday, Feb. 17: Black History Screening of the movie “Mississippi Burning” at 7 p.m. at the Mishoe Science Center Room (south) 205. Based on the true story of the FBI’s investigation into the murders of a black and two white voter registration workers in Mississippi in the early 1960s. Presented by the Gamma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
• Tuesday, Feb. 24: Black History Month Expo at 7 p.m. at Longwood Auditorium, Bank of America Building. A program highlighting the different traditions and customs of the African American Diaspora, celebrating culture and self pride. Presented by the Gamma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Residential Hall Association.
• Saturday, Feb. 28: The Play Production: “Tears of a Teenage Mother” at 7 p.m. in the Education and Humanities Theatre. The play by Wilmington playwright Priest Cephas depicts trials of a young single mother still in high school who gets pregnant by an older man. A must-see play production for all youths, females and males alike. Presented jointly by DSU, Girls Inc. and the Delaware Adolescent Program. For ticket information, call Girls Inc. at 302-575-1041, ext. 16.