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African Students Observe Holiday
African Students Observe Holiday
Item IDEgyptian19680523African.tif
TitleAfrican Students Observe Holiday
AuthorEgyptian
DescriptionA free program of African music, dancing, movies, and art will be presenced in celebration of Africa Day.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1968 May 23
Volume49
Issue152
SectionEducation
Page(s)2
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptAfrican Students Observe Holiday

A free program of African music, dancing, movies, and art will be presenced in celebration of Africa Day at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Morris Library Auditorium.
Africa Day commemorates The founding on May 24, 1963, of the Organization of African Unity. It is a nationally observed holiday by all the independent countries in Africa, Each year African students attending SIU have celebrated
the holiday by presenting a special program about the culture, history, and traditions of Africa,
Ebenezer E. E. Epie, president of the African Students Association and a nationol of Cameroon, said Africa Day is celebrated in Africa much like the Fourth of July In the United States.
"Because of all the racial strife in this country. It might be very good for all SIU students to find out what Africa Is about, " Epie said. He hoped the program would make more people aware of the fine tradition and culture of Africa.
Miss Katherine Dunham, now an artist in residence at
Edwardavllle, is expected to bring down a group of 21 students to present a special musical number entitled "The Ode to Taylor Jones" which was produced at the Performing Arts Training Center at the East St. Louis SIU Campus, The number includes music, dialogue, singing, and percussion.
In addition to Miss Dunham, Dean Oliver Caldwell of the International Services Division
win give a short address about Africa.)
In connection with the festivities on Friday, African students have been placing examples of African art and books along with photographs of Africa in display cases In both the University Center and Morris Library.
The Africa Day program is sponsored by the African Students Association and the African Studies Committee, and is open to all students and faculty.
LanguageEnglish
TypeText
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