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CSU Bakersfield Kicks Off Black History Month Celebration

California State University, Bakersfield will kick off its Black History Month celebration with two events -- a Unity Breakfast and a Gospel Fest – on campus on Friday, Feb. 3.

Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin will be the featured speaker at the Unity Breakfast at the Housing and Residence Life Multipurpose Room Friday at 6:45 a.m. The event also will feature the presentation of a “Unity Award” to a member of CSUB campus community for outstanding contributions in promoting diversity and collaborations.

The event is free and open to the community. Seats are limited to due to space restrictions of the venue. For more information, contact the CSUB Office of Campus Programming at (661) 654-3091 or

The CSUB Gospel Fest will feature choirs, dance groups, and soloists from the spiritual community. It will be held at the Doré Theatre Friday beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. There will be free admission and free parking at the event.

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