ECSU announces 2016 Black History Month
Review the schedule of Black History Month events at ECSU and you will find three striking films that are sure to spark lunch table discussions all month.
First, Selma, a multi-award winning film released in 2014 that chronicles the historic yet bloody quest in Selma, Alabama for Black citizens to secure voting rights. Alabama police officers brutally attacked civil rights demonstrators who attempted to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to the state capital in Montgomery.
Next, Ghosts of Amistad, another film released in 2014, explores the 1839 slave revolt. Historians traveled to Sierra Leone to learn how village residents preserve details of the revolt by their predecessors. Last, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, a film that reflects on a controversial party anchored in Oakland, California (1966), credited with social justice missions, political activism, community empowerment activities and linked to criminal acts that affected the party’s enemies and sometimes its own members.
ECSU History professor Charles Reed said Black History Month event organizers attempted to include topics that reflect ideas from students, staff and students. The public is welcome to attend film presentations and panel discussions. Reed assures participants the series of events will reflect not only the hardships related to the civil rights era but accomplishments made by Black men and women that brought the nation closer to is declaration of liberty and justice for all. The list of events follows:
February 2 – June 1, Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. │ Museum of the Albemarle, 501 S. Water Street
Museum of The Albemarle “Black History Month Traveling Exhibit”
Exhibit: The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
This exhibit appears in Elizabeth City courtesy of Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This free, panel exhibit includes photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights.
February 2 @ 4 p.m. │ Moore Hall Auditorium
Presentation by Dr. Glen Bowman, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences: "The Impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Elizabeth City State College: 1963-1968"
February 4 @ 4 p.m.│ Pharmacy Complex, Room 102
Opening session, reception, and discussion presented by the ECSU History Club
February 9 @ 4 p.m. │ Moore Hall Auditorium
BLACK WALL STREET
Discussion and Performance: To Pimp a Butterfly
February 11 @ 4 p.m. │ Pharmacy Complex, Room 102
Film and Discussion: Selma (DuVernay, 2014)
February 12, 12-2 p.m. │ G.R. Little Library Instructional Learning Lab
Clio Historic Sites African-American/ECSU History Write-In
Clio is a website and mobile app (theclio.com) that allows users to find historic sites around them using a zip code or their phone’s GPS. During this session, ECSU History students and faculty will assist participants in researching and adding local historic sites related to African-American history, including many on ECSU’s campus, to Clio.
Monday, February 15 @ 4 p.m. │ Ridley Student Center Stage (tentative)
Reading: Harlem Renaissance: Bring your favorite poem or excerpt to share with the audience.
February 16 @ 4 p.m. │ Moore Hall Auditorium
Panel discussion: The N Word
February 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. │ Ridley Student Center Stage (tentative)
Clubs and Organizations Event
February 18 @ 4 p.m. │ Pharmacy Complex, Room 102
Film and Discussion: Ghosts of Amistad (Buba, 2014)
February 19, 12-2 p.m. │ G.R. Little Library Instructional Learning Lab
Wikipedia African-American/ECSU History Write-In
During this session, ECSU history students and faculty will assist participants in researching and contributing material related to African-American history,
including the history of ECSU, to Wikipedia.
February 19 @ 7 p.m. │ K.E. White Graduate Center │ Admission: $5
Harlem Nights Casino Night sponsored by Alpha Lambda Chapter of Tuba Phi Tuba Brass Fellowship
February 22 @ 4 p.m. │ Ridley Student Center Stage (tentative)
Black Business Forum
February 23 @ 4 p.m. │ Moore Hall Auditorium
Panel Discussion: #blacklivesmatter
February 25 @ 4 p.m. │ Pharmacy Complex, Room 102
Film and Discussion: The Black Panthers (Nelson, 2015)
For more information on these events, please contact ECSU History Professor, Dr. Charles Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-335-3201.
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