Adelphi Celebrates Black History Month with Lectures, Art, Other Events

Adelphi University will present numerous events during February’s Black History Month celebration.

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Garden City, NY - February 2, 2018 - Adelphi University and campus organizations, including the Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies (CABCS), will present numerous events during February’s Black History Month celebration. 
“Kreyon Bondye Pa Gen Gonm: Paintings and Drawings by Rafaëlle Roy” will be on display in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery February 1-28.  A gallery talk by Roy, a Haitian-born artist living in Montreal whose work reflects compassion for the people of Haiti, is scheduled for Sunday, February 18, 3-5 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored by CABCS and Adelphi Art Galleries and Exhibitions. 
On February 15, Dr. Nokuthula Hlabangane from the University of South Africa will present “Ubuntu as a Negation of Racism: An African Philosophy of Life.”  The discussion of African alternatives to racialized thinking will take place from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in Adephi’s Center for Recreation and Sports Campbell Lounge, preceded by an informal reception from 11 a.m.-noon.  The event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, CABCS, and the Collaboration Project., and co-sponsored by the Office of International Student Services, International Studies Program, Levermore Global Studies Program, and Interfaith Center.
Also on February 15, the African American Read-In will take place 4-7 p.m. in the University Center Fireplace Lounge. Readings will be from works of authors including Langston Hughes, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Gwendolyn Brooks, Zora Neal Hurston, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, Jacqueline Woodson, and Maya Angelou – as well as original works by members of the Adelphi community.  The event is sponsored by CABCS and Adephi’s Learning and Writing Centers.
Adelphi history Professor Marsha J. Tyson Darling will lecture on “Celebrating Black History: We Have Come This Far By Our Own Hands” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27. The lecture takes place at North Babylon Library, 815 Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon.  Darling is also director of Adelphi’s CABCS.
On February 28, author Dr. Lawrence Goldstone will present the John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture, “Stolen Justice: The Supreme Court and the Coming of Jim Crow.”  Co-sponsored by CABCS, the lecture begins at 7 p.m. in University Center’s Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom.
See more about Black History Month events at Adelphi at
In addition, Adelphi’s Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies will present “Your Silence Will Not Protect You! The Writing of Audre Lorde,” six discussions of readings March 7, 21 and 28 and April 4, 11 and 18 – see the link above for more.  The series is also sponsored by Humanities New York and Adelphi’s Learning and Writing Centers.
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