DATE:  February 27, 2006       
CONTACT: Mike Roman, Student Activities Coordinator, (361) 825-3430; or Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336        

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WHO:             Members of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
                      African-American Cultural Society, KEYS 1440-AM Talk Show Host  
                      Bob Jones, Student and Community Performance Groups
WHAT:           Black History Celebration Banquet
WHEN:          Tuesday, February 28 from 7 to 9 p.m.
                     NOTE: Best time for Media Opportunities is from 8 to 9 p.m.
WHERE:        Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Lone Star Ballroom
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to Celebrate Black History Month with Banquet, African-American Performances

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students and community groups will present vocal, dance and other artistic performances significant to African-American culture during the Black History Celebration Banquet sponsored by the African-American Cultural Society on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom.
The banquet’s keynote speaker will be radio talk show host Bob Jones of KEYS 1440-AM. Jones, the first African-American to host a prime time morning drive show in Corpus Christi,  will address the question “African-American Culture: We’ve Come Far, but is it Far Enough?”

The evening’s entertainment will include a vocal rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by Islander basketball player Mercedes Cooper accompanied by cellist Antoine Miles; an interpretation of Nigerian cultural dances by freshman Grace Usoro; and a performance by the St. John’s Baptist Church Ministry Mime Group.