FHSU celebrates Black History Month at Fox Pavilion
02/14/2007

George Pullman was the first person to employ freed slaves during the Depression. After that, his name was stuck on every African-American man working for the Pullman Rail Company. This story is the inspiration behind the Phi Alpha Theta's, the international honor society in history, night at the Fox Pavilion, where it will sponsor a showing of "10,000 Black Men Named George," celebrating Black History Month, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

The movie is about the only truly readily available job for African-Americans during the Depression, and Philip Randolph, a black journalist, who forges the first black union in America.

"This movie brings to life parts of our country's history that aren't well known or regularly thought about," said Dr. Steven Kite, assistant professor of history.

The showing is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kite at (785) 628-5691 or by e-mail at skkite@fhsu.edu.


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