Friday, Jan. 21, 2006
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Baker University will kick off activities for Black History Month with its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Osborne Chapel. The Rev. Rene Brown, of Ninth Street Baptist Church in Lawrence, will be the guest speaker at the event. Quietly Speaking, an a cappella singing group from Kansas City, Kan., will perform at the event.

Here’s a look at other events planned for Black History Month in February:

Jan. 26
Jamele Adams, slam poet, to lead roundtable discussion, 5:30 p.m., Mungano Room

Jan. 27
Jamele Adams, slam poet, open mic and poetry set, 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Harter Union lobby with high-energy talk show about diversity

Feb. 4
Mungano’s gospel extravaganza, 2 p.m., Rice Auditorium

Feb. 7
“Images Keeping Time: Photographs by Milt Hinton” exhibition opens, 7:30 p.m., Holt/Russell Gallery

Feb. 12
Soul food dinner, 3 p.m., Harter Union cafeteria,

Feb. 17
Rap freestyle, evening, cafeteria