AddThis Share Contact: Winston DerdenPhone: (713) 831-4793 Rice Faculty Resources on Black History Month February is celebrated nationally as Black History Month. Rice University has a number of experts in various fields related to the history and accomplishments of AfricanAmericans who are available for comment. These scholars include: Catherine Clack, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, (713) 285-5124 or 527-8101, ext. 2684, deals with issues of ethnic diversity, minority recruitment, and campus programs forminority students. Lucie Fultz, assistant professor of English, (713) 527-8101, ext. 2637, is an authority on African-American literature who has done extensive scholarship on the works of black author ToniMorrison. George Smith, professor of art, (713) 527-8101, ext. 3450 is an artist and sculptor whose work draws from African and African-American influences. Chandler Davidson, professor of sociology, (713) 527-8101, ext. 3490, is a nationally recognized authority on racial discrimination,desegregation, and affirmative action initiatives. Earl Black, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Political Science, (713) 527-4686, specializes in the politics of the South and is a preeminent authority on Southern politics, including the role of blacks in the political process. He is the author of Southern Governors and Civil Rights, and with his brother Merle, The Vital South: How residents Are Elected and Politics and Society in theSouth. John Boles, Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of History, (713) 527-6039 or 527-8101, ext. 2460, Boles specializes in the history of the American South in the 17th and 18th centuries. His recent book The South Through Time: A History of an American Region is a review of Southern history that includes an analysis of the blackexperience in the Old South. Any of these professors can be reached at the office numbers listed above, or interview arrangements can be made by contacting Winston Derden in the Rice University News Office at 831-4793.