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Nontombi Naomi Tutu to Give Black History Month Keynote Address on Feb. 5

Posted January 29, 2015

Nontombi Naomi Tutu will give Bryn Mawr College’s annual Black History Month keynote address on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public. The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s life […]

Library Exhibition of Givens Collection Treasures Focuses on African-American Research Collections

Posted February 16, 2011

A new exhibition sponsored by the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library and the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research focuses on African-American research collections.

Lecture on African-American Research Collections Opens Exhibition at Bryn Mawr

Posted February 3, 2011

A special lecture on Feb. 8 will mark the opening of the exhibition “The Arts of Social Justice: The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature” … Read more»

Keynote by Scholar of Hip-Hop Pedagogy, Exhibition Highlight Black History Month Calendar

Posted January 27, 2011
photo of Marc Lamont Hill

Activist, scholar and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill, an anthropologist of education who has been identified as one of the leading public intellectuals of the hip-hop generation, will provide the keynote address for Bryn Mawr’s 2011 celebration of Black History Month. Hill, who regularly provides commentary for media outlets including NPR, the Washington Post, Essence […]

Princeton Professor, Pundit to Deliver Keynote Address for Black History Month (Rescheduled from Feb. 10)

Posted February 22, 2010
Photo of Melissa Lacewell-Harris

Melissa Harris-Lacewell will give the keynote address for Bryn Mawr College’s celebration of  Black History Month at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, in Thomas Great Hall. The lecture,  “Your Black Is Not Like Mine: How Gender Complicates African American Politics,” is free and open to the public. Harris-Lacewell is an associate professor of politics […]

Urban Bush Women, Acogny Celebrate Reopening of Goodhart

Posted February 1, 2010

Celebrate the reopening of Goodhart Hall with an evening of powerful, compelling dance as renowned dance troupe Urban Bush Women performs with Senegalese dance legend Germaine Acogny and Pape Ibrahima Ndiaya on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. Read more»

Exploring the Diversity of the Black Experience: Black History Month at Bryn Mawr

Posted January 28, 2010

“The Black experience is not monolithic,” Katie Merrill ’12 and Mikecia Witherspoon  ’12 explain as they describe the theme for this year’s Black History Month programming, which they have co-chaired.  “Although there is a group identity among African Americans, we are individuals with our own stories.” Bryn Mawr kicks off Black History Month on Friday, […]

Civil-rights icon and prisoners’-rights advocate Angela Davis to speak at Bryn Mawr Feb. 4

Posted January 28, 2009

Scholar, political activist, and philosopher Angela Davis will give the keynote address for Black History Month at Bryn Mawr. Her presentation, titled “Democracy, Social Change, and Civil Engagement,” will take place in Bryn Mawr’s Thomas Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The event is free and open to the public. For more […]

Prince Among Slaves: Screening, Discussion of the History of an Enslaved African Muslim in America

Posted January 31, 2008
poster: Prince Among Slaves, a Film Screening and Dialogue

Next Wednesday, Feb. 6, the Bi-College Muslim Students Association will observe Black History Month with a look into a little-known part of American and African history. The MSA, with support from a number of campus organizations, will host a screening of A Prince Among Slaves, an award-winning documentary about Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African […]