Black History Month Events

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Since 1976, America has officially recognized February as Black History Month, celebrating the history of African Americans and their central role in the growth of the United States. Here at Bethel, we have many different events that you can attend to celebrate with the rest of the country!

Monday, Feb 15th 
Mixed Blood Theater: Daughters of Africa
The Underground @ 5pm

Fueled by the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, and many others, this exuberant, music-driven celebration of African American women’s triumphs and accomplishments features a striking collection of profiles of the famous and the forgotten.


Thursday, Feb 18th
Doc & Discuss: “The Language You Cry In”
CC 313 @ 6:30pm

The Language You Cry In tells an amazing scholarly detective story that searches for -and finds- meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past. It bridges hundreds of years and thousands of miles from the Gullah people of present-day Georgia back to 18th century Sierra Leone. It recounts the even more remarkable saga of how African Americans have retained links with their African past through the horrors of the middle passage, slavery and segregation. The film dramatically demonstrates the contribution of contemporary scholarship to restoring what narrator Vertamae Grosvenor calls the “non-history” imposed on African Americans: “This is a story of memory, how the memory of a family was pieced together through a song with legendary powers to connect those who sang it with their roots.”


Chapel Feb. 22, 24, 26

“Out of One We Are Many”
A Celebration of Africa and Her Diaspora, It Shared History & Unique Stories

Monday, Feb. 22
Speaker: Rohan Preston
Caribbean style worship

Wednesday, Feb. 24
Speaker: Gray Kawamba

Friday, Feb. 26
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Karen McKinney

 


Friday, Feb. 26th

UCB Coffeehouse
The Underground @ 8pm

Black History Month Dinner 5-8:30 pm
Off Campus: Shoreview YMCA
Free and Open to Bethel community

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