Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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 …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Sponsored by LINKS Inc., GCC puts the artwork of local African American talent on display.
As many towns begin to celebrate Black History Month, commemoration at Gloucester County College (GCC) is well underway with a new art gallery highlighting works from distinguished African American artists. Sponsored by the South Jersey Chapter of LINKS, Inc.—an international nonprofit organization dedicated to volunteer service—the exhibit features an array of talents from prominent African American artists from New Jersey and the surrounding regions. The exhibit is open through March 8. More than a dozen artists in and out-of-state are featured in the exhibit. Artists from New Jersey include Theodore Bryant, Sonia Figueroa, Eddie Fontno, H. Alonzo Jennings, Gary Moore, Leon Rainbow and Leonard Wilkinson. Among the list of out-of-state …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Dozens of historical items from the African American Heritage Museum were presented in the middle school’s gymnasium Monday.
“I’m Ryan, and I’m going to teach you guys about slave auctions today.” In one sentence, eighth-grader Ryan Weikel summed up in a nutshell what the Traveling African-American History Museum program was all about: students teaching others students about black history with the help of artwork, books and other pieces of history. The West Deptford Middle School’s gymnasium was converted into an African-American history museum Monday as students were invited to view primary source documents, memorabilia, books and other artifacts from the African American Heritage Museum. Sponsored by the West Deptford PTO and Student Government, the Black History Month event, known as the Traveling African-American History Museum, was open most of the day as …
Monday, February 28, 2011
Black troops during the Revolutionary War were numerous and should not be overlooked, presenter said.
While researching his family’s African-American roots many years ago, Noah Lewis stumbled upon the history of an 18th-century free black man who has captured and held Lewis’s imagination ever since. The man’s name is Edward “Ned” Hector, born in 1743, a wagoner from Conshohocken, PA, who made his living transporting goods to market in Philadelphia. Being black didn’t stop Hector from enlisting as a solider in General George Washington’s Continental Army. Hector was about 33 years old when he fought the British at Brandywine and Germantown, putting his wagon and team of horses to work hauling gunpowder. Lewis, a resident of Upper Darby, PA, said he was stunned to learn about Hector, a middle-class black man living in the 18th century. The …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Go on an African Safari, meet the Flyers, or celebrate Dr. Seuss and more this weekend!
Want to know where to bring the kids this weekend? Patch has got you covered! Every week we will be providing local events sure to put a smile on anyone's face. Flyers Wives Fight For Lives Carnival Jack and the Beanstalk Dr. Seuss’ Birthday African Safari Black History Month