Date: February 9, 1999
Contact: Stephen Collins
A series of lectures and films is planned at Colby College in Waterville for an extended celebration of Black History Month during the spring semester. Documentary filmmakers Orlando Bagwell and Wallace "Macky" Alston, several visiting professors, a woman who is a member of Zimbabwe's parliament, and the grandson of Ida B. Wells Barnett will all appear at Colby in free programs that are open to the public.
Black History Month grew out of "Negro History Week," begun in 1926 by historian Carter G Woodson and tied to the birthday of Frederick Douglass. This year's celebration at Colby has the theme "Issues and Images of Memory: Biographies, Communities, and Histories." Lectures begin with Professor Hazel Carby of Yale University on "What is this ŚBlack' in Irish Popular Culture?" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, in Lovejoy 100.
Events at Colby celebrating black history include:
Monday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m., Lovejoy 100
Thursday, February 11, at 4:30 p.m., Lovejoy 100
Monday, February 15, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Lovejoy 100
Monday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m., Lovejoy 100
Thursday, February 25, at 4:30 p.m., Lovejoy 100
Thursday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m., Olin 01
March: Time, Date, and Location to be Announced
Monday, March 1, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Olin 01
Monday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m., Lovejoy 215
Monday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. (Refreshments at 4 p.m.), Lovejoy 100
Thursday, April 22, at 8 p.m., Robins Room, Roberts