UH to honor Lynn Eusan of the AAS
Cougar News Services
Students are still benefiting from the work of activist Lynn Eusan,
UH's first black homecoming queen. Eusan was killed in 1971, but she was
one of the founders of the University's African American Studies Program.
UH will pay homage to her and the program at the "Tribute to Lynn Eusan
and founders of the UH African American Studies Program" from 6 to 8 p.m.
Feb. 27 in the Oberholtzer
Eusan and other founders of the African American Studies Program will
be honored as the group celebrates Black History Month.
The tribute will include recollections of the period that led to the
creation of the AAS, campus atmosphere in 1968 and remembrances of Eusan.
The event will also feature profiles of DeLloyd Parker from the SHAPE
Community Center, Michelle Barnes from the Community Artist Collective,
attorney Gene Locke and
Omowali Lithuli of the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program.
AAS's mission goes along with the University's stated commitment to
increase the appreciation of a diverse group of cultures and the regard
for individual differences across
The program's goals are to inform students of the cultural and historical
heritage of people of African descent and their contributions to American
and world civilizations. AAS also
develops, promotes and enhances educational opportunities through teaching,
research and community service.
AAS and the SHAPE Community Center helped bring a screening of A Huey
P. Newton Story and the lead actor, Roger Smith, to the Rice Media Center
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