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Black History Observance Set, Feb. 26

NIH will hold its 1999 annual Black History Observance on Friday, Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The national theme this year is "The Legacy of Afro-American Leadership for the Present and for the Future."

Dr. Ibrahim Sundiata, chair and professor of the history department at Howard University, will deliver the keynote address, "The Black Past: Where Do We Go from Here?" An author and former chair of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University, Sundiata grew up in Washington, D.C., and attended Eastern High School. He completed undergraduate training at Ohio Wesleyan University and earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Also scheduled to participate are soloist Janice Jackson, faculty member at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and director of the UMBC Gospel Choir, and Shirley Duncan, president of the New Baltimore Hand Dance Association.

Sign language interpretation will be provided. For more information or for reasonable accommodation, contact O.H. Laster, 496-6302.

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