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HAMMOND – February is Black History Month and Southeastern Louisiana University's student chapter of the NAACP, along with the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, is set to open the month with a forum entitled "Did the Dream Die with Them?"
The event is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Student Union Theatre at 7 p.m.
"The forum will encourage debate related to whether or not African Americans take for granted those things their forefathers fought so hard set in place," said campus NAACP President Ashton Toefield. "The forum will also generate discussion surrounding other issues impacting the African American community."
Additionally, the kickoff will feature performances and presentations by several student groups, such as a liturgical dance by Praise-n-Motion.
For more information about the Black History Month Kick-off, contact the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs at (985) 549-3850.