Contact: Millie Gonzalez
Celebrate African-American History Month at Kean University
UNION, NJ - In celebration of African-American History Month, the Office of Africana Studies at Kean University will host Here We Stand: Forgotten Moments in African American History. The lectures, film showings and performances are free and open to the public. All events will take place at the University Center Little Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Ave. in Union, N.J. For more information, please call Africana Studies at (908) 737-3915.
Wednesday, February 24, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Dr. Sarah Ducksworth will present a lecture and discussion titled Ida B. Welles: Passion for Justice. She will discuss Welles’s passionate struggles against lunching and segregation, and her advocacy of women’s rights and the suffrage movement.
Thursday, February 25, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Film showing and discussion of Here I Stand, Determined: The Life and Times of Paul Robeson. Director of the film Renardo Mack and Dr. Randall Westbrook will lead the discussion following the presentation.
Thursday, February 25, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Office of Africana Studies at Kean University’s Jackie McLean Concert Series will feature Kamara Kewulay and Bandeya, a performance company of international musicians, dances and spoken word artists from the African world inspired by Mandeng epic traditions of West Africa.