Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Benedict College (S.C.)
18th Annual Harambee Festival

Berklee College of Music (Mass.)
Performance/Discussion: “Black Music Matters” — Grammy Award-winning musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock, scholar Dr. Cornel West and the Berklee student gospel ensemble Overjoyed combine to weave a performance and lecture on the history and current landscape of Black music

Bryant University (R.I.)
Lecture: President’s Cultural Series — musician Ellis Hall

Clark University (Mass.)
Performance: Storyteller Onawumi Jean Moss tells stories of African folklore
Presentation: “99 Questions” — Mark Cryer uses multimedia to answer “all the questions you’ve wanted to ask African-Americans but were too afraid to ask”

College of DuPage (Ill.)
Lecture: Garrard McClendon, author of The African-American Guide to Better English: An African-American Survival Manual for Speaking and Writing

College of William & Mary (Va.)
Black History Month Trivia Quiz

Fairleigh Dickinson University (N.J.)
Lecture: Black alumni discuss the challenges
and opportunities current students will face
after graduation

Foothill College (Calif.)
Performance: Dallas Black Dance Theater
Lecture Series: “Social & Personal Responsibility” — Comedian Vince Morris; “The Nile Valley & Ancient African Civilization” — history professor Manu Ampim; “The ‘N’ Word – A Message of Madness” — Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.; “The Buffalo Soldier – A Retrospective of His Life, Service & Family” — historian Anthony Powell; “The Colored Museum Film & Panel Discussion” — instructors Natalia Menendez and Dr. Harry Saterfield

Harris-Stowe State University (Mo.)
Lecture: “Honor Educate Appreciate Love (HEAL) Hip Hop” — A four-part series examines various aspects and entities involved in the hip-hop movement
Film: “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts” — Director Spike Lee’s four-part documentary on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans
Performance: St. Louis Jazz Showcase/Wolff Jazz Institute Tour

Lafayette College (Pa.)
Student Panel: “What is Black Soul?” — Students explore the meaning and significance of Black Soul Film: “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts” — Director Spike Lee’s four-part documentary on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on
New Orleans
Exhibit/Lecture: Artist Robin Holder presents and discusses her exhibit “What’s Black and White and Red All Over? An African American Russian Jewish Red Diaper Baby”

Medgar Evers College (N.Y.)
Panel Discussion: “Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome Theory” — Dr. Joy DeGruy-Leary, assistant professor at Portland State University
Performance and Panel Discussion: Black writers reflect on representations of prison literature

Rockland Community College (N.Y.)
Performance: “My Spirit Sings – Woman Who Could’ve Sung the Blues But Didn’t” — A performance by Carolyn Evans
Film Festival: “Voices from the African Diaspora” — A range of films explore themes in the African and African-American experience
Panel Discussion: “A Tribute to Malcolm X:
A Wish Fulfilled?”
Presentation: “Amistad: From Mystic Seaport to Halifax, Nova Scotia”

Southeast Missouri State University
Lecture: “Black by Any Other Name: A Comparison of How African-Americans and Dominicans Negotiate Being Black” —  Dr. Sheridan Wigginton, an assistant professor of Spanish and education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, analyzes how the word “Black” is interpreted by African-Americans and Dominicans.

Tidewater Community College (Va.)
Lecture: Dr. Velma P. Scantlebury, the first Black woman transplant surgeon

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Film: “Sankofa”
Lecture: “What’s Going on in Darfur, Sudan?” — Mohamed Yahya, chairman of the Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy, discusses the conflict
in Darfur
Lecture: Prince Cedza D’lamini, grandson of Nelson Mandela, humanitarian and social entrepreneur

University of California, San Diego
Film: “Crash”
Film Festival: “Noir Film Festival: Spotlight on
Black Cinema”
Service Project: Students will help design and display the Black Military History display at the San Diego Veteran’s Museum
Concert: Hip-hop artist Redman
Concert: Hip-hop artists Aceyalone and RJD2
Tour: “Harlem of the West”

University of Mary Washington (Va.)
Discussion: “Talking Material Culture: Igbo and Akan Signs in Early Virginia”
Lecture: Jehmu Green, national director of Project Vote and former executive director of Rock the Vote
Lecture: “Race, Slavery, and the Cuban Wars of Independence” — Dr. Allyson Poska, professor in the history and American studies department
Film/Discussion: “Tupac: Resurrection” — A look at the life, vision and impact of hip-hop legend
Tupac Shakur
Lecture: “The Crisis in Darfur” — Mohamed Yahya, chairman of the Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy, discusses the conflict in Darfur
Student Panel Discussion: “Affirmative Action: Mend it or End it?”

University of Minnesota
Lecture: “Truth Telling and the Need for Poetry: From the Harlem Renaissance to Hip-Hop” — Nikki Giovanni

University of Virginia
Lecture: Randal Pinkett, winner of NBC’s
“The Apprentice”

Winston-Salem State University (N.C.)
Performance: Soweto Street Beat — All-male dance troupe performs a combination of African contemporary, neo-African, modern African, Afro-fusion and new traditional dances
Lecture: “A Sista’s Point of View” — author, recording artist and activist Sista Soulja

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