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Nicholls celebrates Black History Month

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University will observe Black History Month with a variety of programs and services, all designed to celebrate the African American experience:

  • A Tribute to Black Inventors

Monday, Feb. 8

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby

The Nicholls chapter of the NAACP will host an information table featuring a special tribute to the inventor of ice cream, Augustus Jackson. Complementary ice cream will be available.

  • Voter Registration Drive

Thursday, Feb. 11

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby

The Nicholls chapter of the NAACP will offer materials and assistance for prospective voters.

  • Renaissance Ball

Saturday, Feb. 20

7 – 11 p.m.

Cotillion Ballroom of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union

The Nicholls chapter of the NAACP will sponsor a Renaissance ball celebrating African American history, art and music. Evening attire is required. Everyone is invited. Tickets are $15 per person, $25 per couple and $30 at the door. Tickets can purchased in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8; Wednesday, Feb. 10; Thursday, Feb. 11; Thursday, Feb. 18; and Friday, Feb. 19.

  • Gospel Tribute to Mahalia Jackson

Tuesday, Feb. 23

7:30 p.m.

Talbot Theater

A choir of community members will perform a musical tribute to New Orleans native Mahalia Jackson. Sponsored by the Student Programming Association, this program is free and open to the public. The SPA also invites everyone in the Bayou Region to participate in the choir. Rehearsals are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17; Thursday, Feb. 18; Friday, Feb. 19; and Sunday, Feb. 21, in the Gouaux Hall auditorium.

For additional information on Black History Month activities at Nicholls, call the Office of University Relations at (985) 448-4143.

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