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News Release

Black history events underway this week at LC State

LEWISTON, Idaho – Black History Experience, a series of educational events celebrating black history, including special men’s and women’s basketball games, is taking place in February at Lewis-Clark State College.

On Friday, Feb. 16, the LC State athletic department will recognize and pay tribute to The Secret Game, which was the historic contest between North Carolina Central University and the Duke University medical school basketball teams in 1944. Because African American teams were prohibited from participating in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) events, the game had to take place in secret behind locked doors. The LC State basketball teams will play Multnomah University at the P1FCU Activity Center with the women’s game at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Teri Rust, a psychology professor in LC State’s Social Sciences Division, will give a presentation on The Secret Game in Sacajawea Hall, Room 115, at noon-1 p.m.

On Feb. 21, Leif Hoffmann, a political science professor in the Social Sciences Division, will watch and discuss the documentary “Selma: Bridge to the Ballot” with his class in Sacajawea Hall, Room 115, at 9-10:15 a.m.

All events, except the basketball games, are free and open to the public. The basketball games will have their usual admission prices.

Programming for Black History Experience events at LC State is made possible by the Rosehill Estate. The Black History Experience planning committee includes students and faculty from various disciplines.

For more information about Black History Experience at LC State contact Sarah Graham at [email protected].