WWU plans Black history events

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COLLEGE PLACE -- Walla Walla University will present several events Friday and Saturday to recognize Black History Month.

On Friday at 8 p.m., vesper services at University Church on the corner of Fourth and Bade streets will feature African-American music and drama, as well as a presentation by Ofa Langi, a recent graduate from WWU's School of Theology.

Saturday's events begin at 9:30 a.m., with Langi again presenting at University Church, along with Berean Fellowship. At 10:30 a.m., Pedrito Maynard Reid, professor of missiology and coordinator for the celebration, will lead a Bible study at the same location.

The second service at the University Church begins at 11:30 a.m. with guest speaker James Doggette, senior pastor of the Madison Mission Church in Huntsville, Ala., and professor of religion and theology at Oakwood University.

Accompanying the second service will be a mass choir made up of African-American choirs and musical ensembles from across the Northwest.

The group will also perform again at University Church at 4 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.

For more information call 527-2656.

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