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U of M Black Student Union to host lecture on Blacks in American comedy

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The University of Minnesota's Black Student Union continues its African Cultural History Month celebration with a lecture on Blacks in comedy from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in room 12, Murphy Hall, 206 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota's Black Student Union continues its African Cultural History Month celebration with a lecture on Blacks in comedy from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in room 12, Murphy Hall, 206 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

Bambi Haggins, a University of Michigan professor, will deliver the lecture titled: "White Like Me? Dave Chappelle's Performance of Whiteness and the Comic Discourse of Racial Representation."

Haggins has written a popular book, "Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post Soul America," which examines the place of Blacks in comedy as comedic social discourse in American popular consciousness. Haggins' current research includes examinations of "for us, by us" about Blacks in comedy and the significance of insider laughter. Her past work includes Black audiences' reading of the "American Dream" on television, and media literacy projects with high school students.

The Black Student Union and African Student Union have planned many other events throughout the month. For a complete listing go to the Black Student Union Web site at http://www.tc.umn.edu/~bsu/main.html.
 

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