Black History Month events

Members of the Columbia High School marching band perform during a parade Saturday in Columbia in honor of Black History Month.

Tuesday: Artist Jonathan Green -- He will present an illustrated talk with a colorful look into the heart of Gullah culture. Gallery Chuma will provide prints for sale. 6:30 p.m., room 165, Bond Hall, The Citadel. Free.

Wednesday: Artist talk -- E.B. Lewis, known for his rich watercolors and lush detailed illustrations in more than 50 children's books, is the guest speaker as part of the Dart After Dark series at 6 p.m., Dart Branch Library, 1067 King St. Free.

Feb. 15: Showing of "Ethnic Notions." -- Marlon Riggs' Emmy-winning documentary is narrated by Esther Rolle, and takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing the deep-rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-black prejudice. 6:30 p.m., Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hall, The Citadel.

Feb. 19: CSO Spiritual Ensemble Chorale -- A Low Country Spiritual Journey showcases the CSO Spiritual Ensemble Chorale in its debut of a spirited vocal performance featuring the indigenous harmonies of the Lowcountry's African-American culture. 6 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting St. Free and open to the public; donations accepted.

Feb. 24: Marva Smalls -- Smalls, the executive vice president of public affairs and chief of staff for Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, TV Land and Noggin will talk about Nickelodeon's pro-social campaigns and discuss the importance of social responsibility in African-American entertainment. 6:30 p.m. Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hall, The Citadel. Free.

Feb. 26: Dedication -- The Waring Historical Library, MUSC and the Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture at the College of Charleston, are holding a dedication of the McClennan-Banks Hospital State Historical Marker at 11 a.m., Medical University of South Carolina, Cannon Place, 135 Cannon St. The event will take place outdoors, under the portico, with a reception following the ceremony. Free parking in a lot directly across from Cannon Place. RSVP to: Susan Master, 792-1924 or

Feb. 27: The CSO Spiritual Ensemble Chorale -- The group returns to Summerville to perform Circa 1748, Bridging Oral and Literary Traditions, a program of moving African-American spirituals with narration by noted lecturer and author Alphonso Brown. He will present remarks in the native Gullah dialect. 4 p.m. Church of St. John the Beloved, 28 Sumter Ave. Summerville. Free and open to the public; donations accepted.