2008-02-14 / News

U.N.I.T.E. club hosts Black History dinner

GRAND BLANC — In celebration of Black History month, Grand Blanc High School’s U.N.I.T.E. Diversity Club hosts its annual Black History program and dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at the high school’s East Campus, 12500 Holly Rd.

The theme for the event is “Telling the African Story.” Dr. Ernest N. Emenyonu, professor and chair of the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, is the featured speaker.

Emenyonu is a published author, with works of African Literature and the English language published in journals in Africa, Europe, India and the United States. He has published more than a dozen books and sixty articles in journals worldwide.

Emenyonu’s books include Cyprian Ekwensi, The Rise of the Igbo Novel, and two volumes on Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.

In addition to Emenyonu, members of the U.N.I.T.E club will provide entertainment.

Advance tickets are $12 or $15 at the door. Tickets are available by calling Suzanne Powers at 810-591-1586 or Yasmeen Youngs at 810-591-1582. —Natalie Blythe

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