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Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center to explore culture through knowledge bowl



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A free quiz bowl testing one's knowledge on African American history, geography, science and politics will take place 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Grand Hall of the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center. The event will take place in honor of Black History Month.  Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

Students, staff and community members will answer trivia questions about black music and culture Thursday during the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center’s annual Black Knowledge Bowl.

The theme of IU's 2019 Black History Month celebration is “Lift Every Voice: A Celebration of Black Music and Art.” Following the theme, the questions at this year’s knowledge bowl will focus on black history through the lens of music and dance spanning different centuries and continents, said Monica Johnson, director of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.

“Audience members will be challenged to sing, dance, think outside of the box and create,” she said in an email.

In previous years, students formed teams to compete in a quiz bowl-style competition. But starting in 2018, attendees played using Kahoot, a free online system commonly used for quizzes and surveys. A portion of Thursday’s knowledge bowl will also use Kahoot.

The event is free and open to all. It will take place 7 p.m. Thursday in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.

“We hope that folks from all over the community will join into the fun of learning black history and celebrating black creativity,” Johnson said in an email.

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