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Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Ron McCurdy Quartet to perform Langston Hughes’ ‘Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz’ at Auburn University

12 Moods for JazzAUBURN UNIVERSITY – A multimedia concert performance of famed mid-20th century poet Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite titled “Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz,” featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet  and Emmy-nominated actor and director Malcolm-Jamal Warner, will be held at Auburn University on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Foy Hall auditorium.

The event is free to the public, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets are available at the Multicultural Center in the Auburn University Student Center, room 1330, or at 314 Mary Martin Hall, and can be picked up during the regular business hours of 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. For more information, contact Access and Community Initiatives at (334) 844-5042.

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Auburn University to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with tribute, integration commemoration events

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The “Honoring the Past, Charting the Future” luncheon and community forum, a scholarship breakfast, lectures, films, student performances and community service projects are all part of Auburn University’s tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. to be held Jan. 20-24.

The week will begin with a scholarship breakfast, which will feature Isaiah Hugley, Columbus, Ga., city manager, as the keynote speaker on Monday, Jan. 20, at 7 a.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. To purchase tickets for the event, call (334) 844-5042. The breakfast is sponsored by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators of East Alabama, the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach and Access and Community Initiatives in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

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‘Honoring the Past, Charting the Future’ luncheon and forum to celebrate integration at Auburn University

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – As part of Auburn’s yearlong celebration of 50 years of integration, the “Honoring the Past, Charting the Future” Commemoration and Recognition Luncheon and Forum will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

The 11:45 a.m. luncheon is a ticketed event and will feature author, educator and poet Frank X. Walker as the keynote speaker. Walker is the founder of Affrilachian Poets and has lectured, conducted workshops, read poetry and exhibited at more than 300 national conferences and universities. The Auburn University Gospel Choir will perform, and honored guests will include some of Auburn’s first African-American students: Harold Franklin, Samuel Pettijohn, Willie Wyatt Jr. and Anthony Lee.

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Auburn University to commemorate 50 years of integration in yearlong celebration

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Throughout the 2013-2014 academic year Auburn University will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its integration with a series of programs, lectures and performances designed to educate and inspire the Auburn Family.

Events will recognize Auburn’s first African-American student Harold Franklin as well as the impact of other pioneering faculty, staff, students and alumni.

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Civil Rights anniversary symposium set for Aug. 23-24 in Tuskegee

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A public symposium commemorating the 50th anniversary of the integration of Tuskegee High School, the result of the court case Anthony Lee, et al. v. Macon County Board of Education, will be held at the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center Aug. 23-24.

The symposium will feature several students who integrated Tuskegee High School on Sept. 2, 1963. Attorney Fred Gray, who filed and argued the case that eventually integrated all public schools in Alabama, will reflect on the case and its aftermath, including the extraordinary measures of Gov. George Wallace to block integration.

Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter of Gov. George Wallace, will speak at a luncheon Saturday, Aug. 24, at noon at the historic Tuskegee High School gymnasium.

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Diversity in higher education conference at Auburn University to highlight practice and research

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers statewide conference will be held Nov. 5-6 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. This year’s theme is Diversity in Higher Education for the 21st Century: Bridging Research and Best Practices.

The conference is hosted by ALAHEDO, Auburn University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Alabama System.

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