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Celebrating Black Women in American Culture and History

Celebrating Black Women in American Culture and History

Posted: February 2, 2012

The African and African American Studies Interdisciplinary Unit (AAS) is offering a wealth of campus events to celebrate Black History Month. This year's theme is “Black Women in American Culture and History.”

February 2:Screening of Their Eyes Were Watching God at 7:15 p.m. in Ketchum Hall 200, followed by a discussion.

February 9: Screening of The Color Purple at 7:15 p.m. in Ketchum Hall 200.

February 10: Cinema series, as part of the Buffalo State Cinema Club, including Volume II of An Endangered Future: Children and Poverty – International Perspectives on Children in Poverty---Jordan, Egypt, Malawi, Burundi, Morocco, at 5:30 p.m. in Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall. The screening will be presented by Aimable Twagilimana, professor of English and coordinator of AAS, and introduced by Papa Jean Soumare, an undergraduate student from Senegal.

February 13: Lecture, “Black Men, White Women: Categorizing Race and Gender in Eighteenth-Century France,” by Jennifer Palmer, with the University of Georgia Department of History 3:00–4:15 p.m. in Bacon Hall.

February 16: Screening of The Women of Brewster Place, based on the Gloria Naylor novel of the same name at 6:00 p.m. Room TBA.

February 22: Black Women in American Literature: A Symposium featuring Jennifer O’Dee, “Violence – Roy Bakos”; Joelle Mann, “Margaret Walker’s Jubilee”; Steven Zapel, “Alice Walker’sThe Color Purple.” 4:30–6:30 pm in Cleveland Hall 418.

February 23: Screening of Waiting to Exhale, 6:00–7:30 p.m. in Ketchum Hall 310.

February 28: Talk by Charles Peterson on “Du Bois, Fanon, and Cabral,” 10:50a.m.–12:05 p.m. in Ketchum Hall 219.

February 28: Meredith Gadsby on “Caribbean Women Writers,” 12:15–1:30 p.m. in Ketchum Hall 320.

Black History Month events were made possible by funds from the Faculty-Student Association; the Allocation Grant Committee, Student Affairs; Hal Payne, vice president for student affairs; and the History and Social Studies Department.

Photo:
Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee
Palmer, Alfred T., photographer
1943
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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