Black History Month

Thursday January 30 2014

 

LC will be having a variety of events throughout February to celebrate Black History Month, including showing Henry Louis Gates’ six-part video series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, which began Jan. 27, and will be shown every Monday night through March 3.               

February 3: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 2 — “The Age of Slavery” (1800-1860), Hopwood 14, 7 p.m.

February 7: Soul Food Dinner, Burton Dining Hall, 4:30- 7 p.m.

February 10: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 3 — “Into the Fire” (1861-1896), Hopwood 14, 7 p.m.

February 17: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 4 — “Making a Way Out of No Way” (1897-1940), Hopwood 14, 7 p.m.

February 18: “The Resilience of the African American Male.” Lecture by William A. Johnson, first black mayor of Rochester, N.Y. Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, 7 p.m.

February 20: “Virginia's Racial Past, Virginia's Racial Future”
Dr. Ted DeLaney, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University; Dr. Ashley Thompson, LC assistant professor of history; and Lacy Ward, director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum, discuss the memory of slavery and segregation in the 20th century. Sponsored by the LC History Department and Historic Sandusky, Snidow Chapel, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

February 21: “Achieving Success as African Americans.” Lecture by Dr. James Coleman, Hopwood Auditorium, 7 p.m.

February 24: “Music of the Civil Rights Era,” mini-lecture by Dr. Cynthia Ramsey. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 5 — “Rise!” (1940-1968), Hopwood 14, 7 p.m.

February 28: Alumni Dialogue on “Life after LC,” Reception to follow, Schewel Hall 232, 7 p.m.

March 3: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 6 — “It’s Nation Time” (1968-2013), Hopwood 14, 7 p.m.

March 6: Mardi Gras Jazz Event/ Eric Byrd Jazz Trio. Memorial Ballroom, 7 p.m.