In celebration of Black History Month, Frostburg State University’s Black
Student Alliance has invited accomplished author Dr. Joel A. Freeman
of the Freeman Institute of Black History, who will speak on “Honoring
Our Legacy” Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Lyric Theatre at 22 E.
Freeman will share 20 to 30 artifacts from his personal collection
and explain the history and significance of each to communicate a
story of creativity, inventiveness and perseverance. His presentations
focus on African American ancestry while still providing awe and
wonderment for people of all nationalities and ethnicities.
This event will also feature the dancers of the African Student
Association. In addition, students will present monologue speeches of
historical black figures.
Born in Maine and raised in a small town in Alberta, Canada,
Freeman brings a rich reservoir of personal experience blended with
contagious enthusiasm, clarity and down-to-earth humor to empower
people from diverse walks of life. As an internationally sought-after
conference speaker and workshop facilitator, he is well-informed on
the topic of black history.
For more information, contact the FSU Diversity Center at 301-
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activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request
accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-
4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.