Schedule of United Sesquicentennial Celebration Activities

Sunday, September 24, 2017

10:00 a.m.
Worship Service
Morgan State University Chapel

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Monday, September 25, 2017

7:00 p.m.
Poetry Slam
Morgan State University Student Center Theater

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

10:00 a.m.
Day of Service – Tree Planting
Morgan State University Academic Quad

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

7:30 p.m.
HBCU-9 Sesquicentennial Choir Concert
Gilliam Concert Hall
Carl Murphy Fine Arts Center
General Admission:  $20.00 / Students: FREE (w/valid Student ID)

9:00 p.m.
VIP HBCU-9 Sesquicentennial Choir Concert Reception
James E. Lewis Museum Atrium
Murphy Fine Arts Center
Admission:  Invitation Only

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Friday, September 29, 2017

8:30 a.m.
HBCU-9 Unity Mile Torch Relay
Hillen Road from 33rd Street to Freedom Plaza
Morgan Business Center

9:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony of HBCU-9
United Sesquicentennial Leadership 
Freedom Plaza
Morgan Business Center

10:00 a.m.
Leadership Round Table Discussion with HBCU-9 Chancellors and Presidents*
“The Legacy of the HBCU-9”
Moderator:  April Ryan
CNN Political Analyst and White House Correspondent for American Urban Radio
Morgan Business Center
*Seating Is Limited: Registration Required

12:30 p.m.
HBCU-9 Luncheon*
“Reclaiming Our Time”
Keynote Speaker:  The Honorable Maxine Waters
Congresswoman from California
Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom
University Student Center
*Seating Is Limited: Registration Required

2:30 p.m.
Leadership Fireside Chat with HBCU-9 Chancellors and Presidents*
“Challenges and Opportunities for HBCUs”
Moderator:  E. R. Shipp
Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Journalist
Associate Professor and Journalist-in-Residence
School of Global Journalism and Communication
Morgan State University
Morgan Business Center
*Seating Is Limited: Registration Required

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Morgan Business Center

9:30 a.m.
HBCUs at 150—the State of the Union:
A Conversation with 
The Congressional Black Caucus and National Educational Leaders
Moderator:  Benjamin Jealous
Former President and CEO, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
*Seating Is Limited: Registration Required

Lezli Baskerville, Esq, President and CEO
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
Dr. Brian Bridges, Vice President for Research and Member Engagement
United Negro College Fund
Dr. Arthur McMahon, Senior Associate Director
White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Morgan Business Center