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2014 African American Legacy and Multicultural Celebration Spring Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Wednesday, January 15
7 p.m.  - Wheelwright Auditorium

Join the University in celebrating the struggles and triumphs of Martin Luther King Jr. This campuswide event celebrates unity and diversity. The guest speaker will be Michael A. Blue, Ph.D., an award-winning educator for more than 25 years. He is the author of Building Credibility in Leadership: Principles for Secondary Leadership. Blue is the founder of the Christian Covenant Fellowship of Ministries, which has churches in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, New York and several other states. He is Bishop of The Door of Hope Christian Church in Marion, S.C. The Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors (Gospel Choir) will also be a part of this celebration.


Lunar New Year Celebration
Thursday, January 30
7 p.m. - Edwards Recital Hall 152

Come join the offices of Multicultural Student Services and International Programs and Services to celebrate the Lunar New Year and experience the music, food and dances of various Asian cultures.


Jose Obando – History of Salsa: Its African Roots
Tuesday, February 18
7 p.m. - Johnson Auditorium

“The 350+ Year Evolution of Salsa” traces the development of salsa beginning with the manufacture and use of percussion instruments by Africans. Salsa contains African continuity in its singing, dancing and percussion. Salsa is an American musical genre that incorporates the afro-percussion style and the variations of Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Dominican folkloric percussion.


Essence of the Struggle
Thursday, February 20
6 p.m. - Johnson Auditorium

The CCU student chapter of the NAACP will portray both known and unknown individuals who made contributions to the struggle for civil rights.


African American Music Through the Years
Tuesday, February 25
6 p.m. - Wheelwright Auditorium

Coastal students come together to celebrate the history and music of African Americans through a musical timeline. Join us for what has become a campus favorite.


Gospel Sing Out
Sunday, March 2
4:30 p.m. - Wheelwright Auditorium

A celebration of joyous and heartfelt music, this annual event is a community favorite and features the harmony of Coastal Carolina University Inspirational Ambassadors (Gospel Choir) and other choirs.


Tempo 54 Drumline
Saturday, March 22
5:30 p.m. - HTC Center

In its second year, this event will feature drumlines from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). This unique style of marching band drumline showcases the precision, technique and style of drumming with very intricate moves. This will be a very entertaining event.

Feb. 3-7: All advance tickets $3
Feb. 10: $5 CCU students / children 12 & under $7 adults


Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk
Friday, April 4
7:30 p.m. - Wheelwright Auditorium

Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk present “Wax Museum.” In this production, wax statues come to life through song, story and performance. Each character traces Gullah culture throughout its history – from West African slaves on the Sea Islands to the major figures of the civil rights movement to today. Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk have performed for audiences all over the United States and have released two albums of songs and stories from the Sea Islands. A performance by the Gullah Kinfolk is a rare treat that will be remembered for a lifetime.


Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Student Services at 843-349-2863.