UNA TO HOST 'LIFTING THE VEIL OF IGNORANCE' BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM FEB. 26
Feb. 22, 2008
By Shayla Pearsall
UNA Student Writer
FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Black Student Alliance will hold a free black history program at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the University Performance Center.
The program is called ‘Lifting the Veil of Ignorance’ because so many young people are ignorant of their heritage. This program is aimed to educate,” Black Student Alliance president Wesley Thompson said.
The program will feature Tori Bailey as keynote speaker. Bailey is CEO of Muscle Shoals Broadcasting and general manager of WZZA radio station. She also serves as W.C. Handy Music Festival chairperson and hosts her own daily talk show/public affairs program, “A Look at the Shoals,” on WZZA Radio. She is former national president and current national treasurer of the National Black Programmers Coalition, an industry-based organization that provides workshops, networking and training for music industry members throughout the country.
“Lifting the Veil of Ignorance” will also feature a tribute to influential American women’s rights activist and higher education advocate Mary McCloud Bethune. There will also be a performance by the Ascending Voices Gospel Choir, as well as poetry reading, a short video and a skit. The event is free and open to the public.