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For Immediate Release (00-04)
Date: February 2, 2000
Contacts: Steve Simon, 240-567-5385

Montgomery College’s Three Campuses to Sponsor
Variety of Events Celebrating Black History Month

Montgomery County, MD -- Montgomery College invites the public to a variety of events it will be sponsoring in celebration of Black History Month in February. Events will be offered on each of its three campuses – in Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park.

Germantown Campus

February 11
Video:  Wild Women Don’t Have The Blues – the story of Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox, and other pioneering blues women of the early 20th century and their vision, their unflagging spirit, and their legendary music.
11 a.m., 005 Humanities and Social Sciences Building

February 15
Black Inventions Exhibit
A touring tribute of inventions and innovations by African Americans whose genius shone through the roadblocks of adversity and racial barriers.  This multimedia presentation includes over 100 authentic inventions, numerous patent designs, rare photos, biographies and vintage documentaries.
10 – 5 p.m., Lower Level Lobby, Humanities (by Bookstore)

February 16
African American & Diversity Trivia Contest & Pizza Party
11 a.m., Cafeteria

February 18
Video:  Family Across the Sea – this video shows how scholars have uncovered the connections between the Gullah people of South Carolina and the people of Sierra Leone and how African Americans have preserved their ties with their homeland through centuries of oppression.  The video also documents how the Gullahs incorporated many aspects of the African culture in the daily life of the plantations.
11 a.m., 005 Humanities and Social Sciences Building

February 22
Cross My Heart  by Breena Clarke
Book Discussion
1 p.m., 176 Sciences and Applied Studies Building

February 25
Video:  Eve’s Bayou
11 a.m., Room 005, Humanities and Social Sciences

February 29
Black History Month Finale
Party with deejay, student talent, and fashion show with African fashions, jump rope demonstration and food.
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Cafeteria

Rockville Campus:

February 4
Morgan State University Choir, conducted by Nathan Carter
8 p.m., Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
($10 regular admission/$8 seniors & students)

February 7
Civil Rights Lecture Series
Speaker:  Morris Dees, Esq., Founder and Chief Trial Lawyer for the Southern Poverty Law Center
7 p.m., Theater Arts Arena
Co-sponsored by the Paul Peck Humanities Institute, the Office of the President, and the Office of Equity and Diversity

February 10
Black Inventions Exhibit
A touring tribute of inventions and innovations by African Americans whose genius shone through the roadblocks of adversity and racial barriers.  This multimedia presentation includes over 100 authentic inventions, numerous patent designs, rare photos, biographies and vintage documentaries.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., First Floor, Humanities Building

February 17
“Dare to Dream — Dare to Win”
Willie Jolley Motivational Workshop (Author of  “A Setback is a Setup for a Comeback”)
Noon, Theater Arts Arena

February 23
“Speak to My Heart: The Role of the Black Church”
A slide presentation and discussion on the role and impact of the African American church in contemporary life. Moderator: Dr. Gail Lowe, Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
2 p.m., location to be announced

Takoma Park Campus

February 2
Black Inventions Exhibit
A touring tribute of inventions and innovations by African Americans whose genius shone through the roadblocks of adversity and racial barriers.  This multimedia presentation includes over 100 authentic inventions, numerous patent designs, rare photos, biographies and vintage documentaries.
Student Lounge and Atrium

Film Festival throughout month (schedule below)
11 a.m., Commons Building Monitors
Discussion follows each movie in the Student Lounge

February 3, My Past is My Own
February 8, Eyes on the Prize
February 9, Beyond the Dream
February 10, Time for Justice
February 15, My Past is My Own
February 16, Global Africa
February 17, Beyond the Dream

February 15
Black History Month Gala: Claiming Your Destiny
1 - 3 p.m., Falcon Hall

February 18
Film:  Amistad
3 p.m., 100 Science North
(Proceeds from concessions go to the Campus book fund)
 

For more information on other College’s Black History Month events and activities contact the Rockville Campus Office of Student Life at 240-567-5092; Germantown Campus at 240-567-7840; and Takoma Park Campus at 240-567-1490.
 


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