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Broward College Celebrates Black History Month

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Broward College Celebrates Black History Month
 
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Jan. 27, 2015) – Throughout February, Broward College will celebrate Black History Month with several events on its campuses. All events are open to the public. 
 
African History and Heritage Month Exhibition: African Americans in South Florida (1850’s to 1950’s)
Monday, Feb. 9, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Building 46, Room 152
This exhibit will display pieces from the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s Black History Archive, which includes historical documents, photographs, artifacts and collections of early African-American settlers of Delray Beach. For more information, contact Oluyinka Tella at 954-201-2033 or otella@broward.edu.
 
Mis-Education of the Negro and the ‘N’ Word
Thursday, Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Performing Cultural Arts Theater (PCAT), Building 68b
This discussion will take a look at how slavery and Jim Crow have shaped the racial identity of blacks as well as the usage of the ‘N’ word. Broward College Assistant Professor of Psychology Edrica Richardson, Ph.D., will look at the psychological impact of the racial hurdles African Americans have gone through, and Broward College Assistant Professor of History Rudy Jean-Bart will explore the history related to how both African Americans and the U.S. shaped the identity of what it is to be African American. For more information, contact Rudy Jean-Bart at 954-201-8947 or rjeanbar@broward.edu.
 
Evolution of Black Women: From the Slave House to the White House
Monday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Building 1008, Room 105-108
“Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House” is a one-woman show, performed by Morgan Avery McCoy, where she portrays twelve women. For more information, contact Jose Lopez at 954-201-6236 or jlopez1@broward.edu.
 
Maya Angelou Tribute Festival
Wednesday, Feb.18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Bldg. 19, Patio
This festival will feature aspects of Maya Angelou’s life, including her poetry and biographical story. For more information, contact Jose Lopez at 954-201-6236 or jlopez1@broward.edu.
 
Evolution of Black Women: From the Slave House to the White House
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, Building 46, Room 152
“Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House” is a one-woman show, performed by Morgan Avery McCoy, where she portrays twelve women. For more information, contact Joseph Pickering at 954-201-2009 or jpickeri@broward.edu.
 
The Middle Passage and Beyond
Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Omni Auditorium
Presented by Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Diversity Theater Company Tony Thompson, this play will showcase African-American history, from Africa, through slavery and until the present day. For more information, contact Oluyinka Tella at 954-201-2033 or otella@broward.edu.
 
African Skylore
Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Buehler Planetarium and Observatory
Many of the cultures of Africa place great importance on storytelling. These stories are used to explain natural phenomena, such as the sun and moon. They also teach lessons about society and what it holds important. Come hear these tales of African skylore. For more information, contact Susan Barnett at 954-201-6681 or sbarnett@broward.edu.
 
Black is Beautiful with Stan Pearson
Wednesday, Feb. 25, noon to 2 p.m.
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Bldg. 3, Room 100
This program will educate students on the significance of black leaders, their impact on the country and building a positive self-image. The discussion will highlight what it truly means to be beautiful and the power it creates when you understand your purpose, ancestry and legacy. Through music, storytelling and activities, Pearson encourages students to eliminate excuses, realize their purpose and be proud of who they are regardless of their socio-economic background or where society has subconsciously placed them. For more information, contact Jose Lopez at 954-201-6236 or jlopez1@broward.edu.
 
Herbs, Drums and Witch Doctors: Traditional African Medicine and Contemporary Black Practices
Thursday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Student Activity Center
Broward College Assistant Professor of History Edward Cornejo, PhD., and Broward College Assistant Professor of Biology Jonelle Orridge, Ph.D, will present a historical contextualization of the varied home remedies and household medical customs of varied black communities in and outside the United States. The goal is to see the intersection of history and science, and how each affects the other. This will be an interactive experience attempting to incorporate as many of the human senses as possible. For more information, contact Carlos Parra at 954-201-8997 or cparra@broward.edu.
 
African Continent Festival
Thursday, Feb. 26, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Omni Auditorium
Experience a celebration of the sights and sounds of different countries in Africa, featuring presentations by student clubs and live performances by Ayanbinrin, the Mother Drum and other artists. For more information, contact Oluyinka Tella at 954-201-2033 or otella@broward.edu.
 
Afro Diaries
Thursday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Performing Cultural Arts Theater (PCAT), Building 68b
As a part of the continuing Overheard Series, which features one-person theatrical performances, “Afro-Diaries” identifies and embraces the stories of women, and will feature excerpts from Alexia Caputo’s portfolio of solo and collaborative performances. The production is a powerful exploration of women, politics, issues of gender, race, equity and equality in society. Cost is $10 for the general public. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Broward College South Campus Office of Cultural Affairs at 954-201-8243 or visit http://www.bsoca.com.
 
For more information, contact Angela Nicoletti at 954-201-7939 or anicolet@broward.edu.
 
 
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