Black History Month Opening Ceremony Honors World Champion Boxers

WHAT:           Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Black Faculty and Staff Association hold the 10th Annual Black History Month Opening Ceremony and Scholarship Event.

WHEN:           4:30 p.m. (banquet), 7:30 p.m. (concert) Feb. 4

WHERE:         Texas Tech School of Law Forum (banquet), 1802 Hartford Ave.

International Cultural Center (concert), 601 Indiana Ave.

EVENT:          To kick-off Black History Month, Texas Tech will host a banquet honoring Orlin and Terry Norris, Lubbock native World Champion boxers. Special guest Carl “Ironfist” Davis, United States Boxing Organization Cruiserweight Champion, is the keynote speaker.

Tickets for the banquet are $10 per person and $5 for students with a valid Texas Tech or high school ID. Seating is limited and reservations are required in advance by contacting Aretha Marbley at or 742-1997 ext. 268 by 5 p.m. Feb. 2.

The concert following the banquet will host Latice Crawford, Sunday Best Artist, and local performers The King Sisters and Pervis Evans. Monalisa Brown, TV personality from Flavor of Love, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Tickets for the concert are $20 per person and $10 for students with a Texas Tech or high school ID, plus a service charge. Purchase tickets through Select-A-Seat locations or call (806)-770-200. A portion of the proceeds will be used for the Black Faculty and Staff Scholarship.

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CONTACT: Wendy Ross, associate professor, School of Law, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3787 ext. 243 or