Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2000-02-18

Samford University students will observe Black History Month with several events this week. "Standing on the Shoulders of Our Forefathers" is the theme of the observance.

A forum on race relations will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Divinity Hall N302. Dr. Jo Dohoney, Samford sociology professor and executive director of the Alabama Poverty Project, will serve as facilitator. Panelists will be students Danielle Pinkston, Caren Ross, Alvin Garrett and Ryan Buchanan.

The forum is sponsored by student chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and the Black Students Organization.

Fairfield Mayor Larry Langford will speak Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in Reid Chapel.

The public is invited to both events free of charge. Danielle Pinkston, a junior from Chicago, Ill., is student chair of Samford's Black History Month observance.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.