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MAYA ANGELOU TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT
An Evening with Maya Angelou
Pleasantville, NY, January 11, 2005 — In celebration of Black History Month, Pace University will host Maya Angelou — poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director — at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2005, in the Goldstein Fitness Center, Pleasantville Campus.
This is Angelou’s only scheduled appearance in the New York metropolitan area during Black History Month. She will discuss “community playing a role in educating one another” and the importance of supporting leadership during turbulent times.
Angelou has authored 12 best-selling books, including “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and her current best-seller, “A Song Flung Up to Heaven.” She recently published “Hallelujah! The Welcome Table,” a collection of memories and recipes that reveal cooking as another long time passion in her life.
Angelou has been awarded nearly 50 honorary degrees, the Presidential Medal for the Arts and selected as a member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She made history in 1993 when she became only the second poet in American history to write and recite original work at a Presidential Inauguration.
Tickets are available to the general public at a cost of $25 for general admission, $35 for reserved seating, and $65 for front row seats. Tickets must be purchased online at www.Pace.Musictoday.com.
University students and staff can buy tickets from the Student Development and Campus Activities office, Kessel Campus Center, Pleasantville campus. Tickets for Pace University students are $5; faculty and staff $10. There is a maximum of 2 tickets with each I.D.
A private university in the New York Metropolitan area, Pace has a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, teaching and learning based on research, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu