UMLP to Celebrate Black History Month with Two Events Feb. 27, 28

February 25, 2013 10:56 am Student Affairs, Urban Male Leadership Program

This week, the Urban Male Leadership Program (UMLP) will host two events in honor of Black History Month. On Wednesday, February 27, at 3 p.m. in Room 226A of the Leonard Lief Library there will be a screening of the 1971 ABC television drama Brian’s Song. The following day, February 28, the Program will present its Black History Month extravaganza “Together We Can” at 6 p.m. in the Music Building’s Faculty Dining Room.

Starring James Caan and Billy Dee Williams, Brian’s Song is based on the true story of Chicago Bears team mates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo. Through their friendship, the two men cracked racial boundaries of the time. The made-for-TV film won several awards, including the Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Peabody Awards, and the Directors Guild of America Award.

In “Together We Can,” the UMLP will celebrate Black History month with an evening of music, poetry, and words.

Both events are free and open to the community. For more information, call 718-960-8801 or e-mail urban.male@lehman.cuny.edu.