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Showing of ‘Marshall’ among Black History Month events planned at Spalding

Steve Jones

Spalding University will honor diversity and African-American culture and history during February with multiple events to celebrate Black History Month.

Here a few things for students to see and do:

  • “Marshall” film showing: At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, the Spalding Library, in conjunction with the offices of Student Engagement and Student Leadership and Multicultural Services, will show the film, “Marshall.” The 2017 movie, starring Chadwick Boseman, is a biopic about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice. The movie will be shown in the lower-level Library Lecture Lounge, and a discussion of the film will follow the conclusion. (Here’s the link to the “Marshall” IMDB page.)
  • “Share Your Love”: During lunch hours on Feb. 14, Student Leadership and Multicultural Services will host an event at the POD dining center where Spalding community members will celebrate what they love about various identities.
  • Book display: All month, there will be a literary installation of books and movies available for checkout on the first floor of the library. The books display will include popular and scholarly works of fiction and nonfiction by African-American authors or about African-American-related issues or history.

In addition, the Global Mixed Gender Basketball league (GMGB site here) – a co-ed professional basketball league started by the rapper Master P – is sponsoring the Balling For a Cause youth basketball camp to celebrate Black History Month at Columbia Gym on Feb. 10 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

Louisville community activist Christopher 2X, who does community outreach nationally for the GMGB league, organized the leadership and skills camp, which is for middle school boys and girls ages 11-13 and has the theme of “Celebrating the Black Athlete.” The free camp is invitation-only for players through participating schools and intramural organizations, but anyone is welcome to come watch.