Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will host a pair of events this February to celebrate Black History Month.
“Black History Month is a time for us to promote, educate and celebrate the great achievements of African Americans who have made a positive difference for all of us,” said Nekki Reagan-Neely, director of OSU-Tulsa’s Student Success Center.
Patrick Chalfant and Dr. Wade McCoy will discuss the life of their former professor and mentor, Dr. Henry Kirkland Jr., at a presentation on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in North Hall 150. Chalfant and McCoy wrote A Rainbow in the Dark based on the life of Kirkland, who overcame poverty and racism in 1940s Oklahoma to become a celebrated educator and the first African American professor at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
The OSU-Tulsa Minority Support Services/Campus Life will host “A Taste of Soul” on Wednesday, Feb. 29. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby. Participants can sample various soul food cuisines, including fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, collard greens, corn bread and peach cobbler.