Black History Month 2015 Event List

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@Brooklyn Public Library

Central Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238

 

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Peniel Joseph on Stokely Carmichael and Black Power

Wednesday, February 11, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Joseph (Stokely: A Life, Waiting ‘til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America) discusses Stokely Carmichael, a Trinidadian American political activist best known for leading the civil rights group SNCC in the 1960s.

Peniel Joseph is Professor of History at Tufts University and the author of Stokely: A Life, and the award-winning Waiting ‘til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America.  Stokely Carmichael was a Trinidadian-American political activist best known for leading the civil rights group SNCC in the 1960s. Joseph’s Stokely: A Life has been hailed as adroit by the New York Times, who write, “…[Carmichael’s] life, as this biography so adroitly establishes, is central to understanding the primary lesson of the 1960s for black America.”

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Civil Rights in Black & White:
The Loving Story 

Saturday, Feb 14,  4 pm

A behind-the-scenes look at the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil endured by Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, documenting a seminal moment in American history and reflecting a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story.

Married in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter returned home to Virginia where their marriage was declared illegal—he was white, and she was black and Native American. At the time, anti-miscegenation laws were upheld in 16 states. The Lovings refused to leave one another and, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, took their case all the way to the United States Supreme Court, whose 1967 decision—under Chief Justice Earl Warren—finally struck down state laws against interracial marriage throughout the country. The film takes viewers behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil that they entailed, documenting a seminal moment in American history and reflecting a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story. (2011, 77 minutes)

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Civil Rights in Black and White: American Revolution Two

Sunday, February 22, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A gritty but essential documentary charting social turbulence in late 1960s Chicago. The film includes footage of the 1968 Democratic Convention protest and riot, a critique of the events by working class African Americans in Chicago, and attempts by the Black Panther Party to organize poor, southern white youths on the city’s north side. Using direct sound, a handheld camera, no script, black-and-white film stock, and natural lighting, the directors’ no-frills approach appropriately reflects the raw energy of this upheaval.  (Mike Gray/Howard Alk, 1969, 76 mins).

@The Schomburg Center in Harlem

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium
515 Malcolm X Blvd. (at 135th Street) New York, NY 10037

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From Dapper to Dope: The Exquisite and Enduring Style of Harlem Men

Thursday, February 12,  6:30 p.m.

As a prelude to New York Fashion Week and Black History Month salute, MAD Free & Schomburg Center present a dynamic multi-platform conversation experience celebrating the diversity, creativity, and intelligence of self-expression of black men through style uniquely found on the streets of Harlem. Join Michaela angela Davis and special style council including Bevy SmithEmil WilbekinGuy Wood, and Dapper Dan for a community discussion on identity, culture, and style. Join the conversation and the expression! Come dressed Harlem Sharp for a chance to be part of a live fashion shoot with Mangue Banzima of Quistyle.

 

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Malcolm X On the World Scene:A Special 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Assassination of Malcolm X

Saturday, February 21,  6:30 p.m.

This evening is co-presented by The Malcolm X Museum, the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The evening will focus on Malcolm X’s legacy and impact from an international perspective with special  remarks by selected guests and dignitaries, a conversation and a multimedia presentation. The talk will be moderated by Les Payne with panelists, Dr. Saladin Ambar, Stephen Page, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Dr. Ahmed Osman, and Dr. Hisham Aidi.

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