GCC Rounds Out Black History Month with Special Events

Gloucester County College will host a number of lectures and presentations over the next two weeks in honor of Black History Month.

February may be winding down, but Gloucester County College still has a few events remaining to celebrate Black History Month.

On Monday, Feb. 25, Naomi Nelson, director of grants and sponsored projects at the college, will host an interactive program called "The Harlem Renaissance." It will explore a period during the 1920s when African-American art, literature and music vaulted into the forefront of American culture. The program will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Student Life Mini-Center.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, GCC professors Louis Gross and Namorah Gayle Byrd will give a lecture on the elements of horror in the Toni Morrison novel Beloved as well as in the movie version of the novel produced by Harpo Films. The story takes a look at the true tale of how tens of millions from Africa were captured and enslaved in the United States. The lecture begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Student Life Mini-Center.

Finally, on Thursday, March 7, the college will host the Saakumu Dance Troupe in the College Center Mezzanine from noon to 1 p.m. The company will perform a number of dances that incorporate both traditional and contemporary African music and dance.

Visit the Gloucester County College website for more information on these or other Black History Month events.


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