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.