Chestertown, MD, January 3, 2001 — February is Black History Month and Washington College will celebrate with a program of speakers, performances and student activities emphasizing "Black History is American History." The public is invited to attend the following events:
Thursday, FEBRUARY 1, 2001
AFRICA PAST AND PRESENT: STORIES, SONGS AND SLIDES, a presentation by Professor Harriet Masembe. Originally from Uganda, Professor Masembe holds a Ph.D. in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin and has performed African folktales as a professional storyteller on television and radio, as well as for numerous schools, universities and associations. Goldstein Hall 100, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, FEBRUARY 7, 2001
BLACK HISTORY IS AMERICAN HISTORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Student presentations on famous African-American scientists and inventors. Goldstein Hall 100, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, FEBRUARY 12, 2001
The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience presents HONOR'S VOICE: THE TRANSFORMATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, a talk by eminent Lincoln biographer, Douglas Wilson, the George A. Lawrence Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at Knox College and the Co-Director of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Casey Academic Center Forum, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 17, 2001
Kent Youth, Inc., the Kent County Arts Council, and Washington College present KAREN SOMERVILLE, gospel, blues and jazz vocalist. Gibson Performing Arts Center, Tawes Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets $12/adults and $5/children 14 years and under. Tickets are available at Twigs and Teacups and the Compleat Bookseller. For more information, call Kent Youth, Inc. at 410-778-1370.
Monday, FEBRUARY 19, 2001
Dance on Film Series presents FALL RIVER LEGEND, TROY GAMES, THE BELOVED, and JOHN HENRY. Casey Academic Center Forum, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 1, 2001
Dr. CORNEL WEST, Harvard Professor of Afro-American Studies and author of Race Matters and Beyond Eurocentrism and Multiculturalism (winner of the American Book Award), lectures on the subject of race in contemporary American politics, economy and culture. Tawes Theatre, 5:00 p.m.
All events are free unless otherwise noted.