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University of the District of Columbia

Proudly Celebrates

National Black History Month

February 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2014

in

Building 41 - A03
8:45 AM - 8:30 PM

ALL ARE WELCOME!


Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday


Monday, February 24, 2014

8:30 – 9:00 AM                       Continental Breakfast (back foyer of auditorium)
9:00-9:15 AM                               The Welcome
Dr. James E. Lyons, Interim President
University of the District of Columbia
9:15-9:30 AM                                                    The Occasion 
Dr. Elsie A. Williams, Professor of English
Chair of the Black History Month Committee
Selection:   “Lift Every Voice and Sing”   James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson   Composers   
Music from YouTube ( The Balm in Gilead Inc., Choir   (balmingilead.org))
9:30 – 10:50 AM Session IGuest Speaker: To Be Announced
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM Session IIFilm:  Black History: Lost, Stolen, Or Strayed Documentary Narrated by Bill Cosby 
Moderator: Dr. B. Michelle Harris
12:30 -1:50 PM Session III       Film: Many Rivers to Cross, Pt. 1                       
PBS Documentary by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
2:00 – 3:20  PM Session IVPresentation: Dr. La Tanya Rogers, Assistant Dean,
College of Arts and Sciences
“From Subjugation to Graduation” 
Moderator:  Dr. B. Michelle Harris
3:30 – 3:50 PM Session V"Exhibits"
4:00 -5:20 PM   Session VIPresentation: “Jazz in Harlem,”   by Dr. Sandra Jowers,
Professor of History
Moderator:  Dr. B. Michelle Harris          
5:30 – 6:50  Session VII Panelists: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Ms. Natasha Hudgins, Ms. Amelia French, Mr. Jeremy Ridgeway, Mr. Randle Wilson, and Mr. Jino Ray   
Panel / Discussion: “Fear Goggles—The Impact of Our Decision to Pursue Post-Graduate Education upon Mainstream America’s Fear of Young Black People and ‘The New Jim Crow’”
Moderator:  Mr. Robert Newman
7:00 – 8:20 PM  Session VIIIMany Rivers To Cross, Pt. 2
PBS Documentary by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

8:30 – 9:00 AM                       Continental Breakfast (back foyer of auditorium)
9:00-9:15 AM                               Welcome and Greetings – Dr. B. Michelle Harris, Associate Professor, CAUSES      
Selection:   “Lift Every Voice and Sing”   James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson   Composers   
Music from YouTube ( The Balm in Gilead Inc., Choir   (balmingilead.org))
9:35 – 10:50 AM Session IStudent Keynote Speaker:  Mr. Edwin Woodley, Business Major
“The Dream and the Journey Continue”
Moderator:  Ms. Nicole Jasper 
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM Session IIDr. Stefani Stallworth, Adjunct Professor of English, UDC-CC
Forum:  “Social Justice and Education”
Moderator:  Dr. Thomas Bullock, Chair
UDC Department of Education
12:30 -1:50 PM Session III       Ms. Avis Thomas-Lester, Journalist, Afro-American Newspaper               
“Perspectives on the Civil Rights Act and the Struggle for Equality”  
Class Presentations: By Dr. Virginia Howard’s Students--“Minority Leaders in Washington, DC”  
Moderator: Dr. Virginia Howard            
2:00 – 3:20  PM Session IVDr. Matthew Petti, Assistant Professor of English, with Students: “Various Poetry Readings”
Moderator: Dr. Matthew Petti              
4:00 -5:20 PM   Session VIDr. Cherie Ann Turpin, Associate Professor of English
Lecture/Discussion: “Black Feminism & Afro-Futurism”
Moderator: Dr. Elsie A. Williams
5:30 – 6:50  Session VII Presenter:   Mr. Michael Mack, Film Producer / Playwright / Actor
Film and Discussion: The Drum Major
Moderator:  Professor Barbara S. Harvey, CAUSES
7:00 – 8:20 PM  Session VIIIPresenter:  Professor Anthony “Tony” Browder, Archivist / Egyptologist
Lecture: “Why Ancient Egypt Matters to African Americans”
Moderator:  Dr. Mohamed El-Khawas, Professor of History                                                       

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

8:30 – 9:00 AM                       Continental Breakfast (back foyer of auditorium)
9:00-9:15 AM                               Greetings Dr. Virginia Howard, Professor of Education Co-Chair, 2014 UDC Black History Month Committee
Selection:   “Lift Every Voice and Sing”   James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson   Composers   
Music from YouTube ( The Balm in Gilead Inc., Choir   (balmingilead.org))
9:35 – 10:50 AM Session IPaige Telesford, Youth Ambassador, Ford’s Theatre
Presentation:  “African Americans in Uniform”
Moderator: Dr. La Tanya Rogers
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM Session IIMr. Stephen Jefferson, Healthcare Advocate
Presentation:  “Cancer in the Black Community”
Moderator:  Dr. Virginia Howard   
12:30 -1:50 PM Session III       Film:  Many Rivers to Cross, Pt. 3
PBS Documentary by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  
Moderator:  Dr. Elsie A. Williams
2:00 – 3:20  PM Session IVDramatic Readings:  Dr. Naseem Sahibzada, Professor of English
“Enduring Voices:  African American Protest Poetry.”
Moderator: Dr. Patricia Maida, Professor of English
3:30 – 3:50 PM Session V"Exhibits"
4:00 -5:20 PM   Session VIMs. Concha Johnson (Former UDC Board of Trustee Secretary)
Lecture: “Birmingham: The Head and Heart of the Civil Rights
Movement” 
Moderator: Dr. Virginia Howard
5:30 – 6:50  Session VII Professors B. Michelle Harris and  Barbara S. Harvey, CAUSES
Presentation:  “African American Nutrition Nuggets: Soul Food, Body Image, and Exercise”
Moderator: Dr. B. Michelle Harris
7:00 – 8:20 PM  Session VIIIPresenter: Paul Nehru Tennassee, Adjunct Professor
“The Future of Independent Black Organizations: From Wilson to
Obama :  Eyes of the Alliance”
Moderator: Professor Katie Inmon 

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

8:30 – 9:00 AM                       Continental Breakfast (back foyer of auditorium)
9:00-9:15 AM                         Greetings: Dr. Valerie Epps, Vice President for Student Affairs
Selection:   “Lift Every Voice and Sing”   James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson   Composers   
Music from YouTube ( The Balm in Gilead Inc., Choir   (balmingilead.org))
9:35 – 10:50 AM Session IDr. Clarence Lusane, Professor of Political Science & International
Relations, American University 
Lecture/Discussion on his book  The Black History of the White House 
Presentations of Prizes to Essay Contest Winners by Dr. Matthew Petti and Dean April Massey
1st Place Student Winner to Read His or Her Winning Essay On
“What I Will Do With the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement”
Moderator:  Professor Paul Nehru Tennassee
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM Session IIMr. Stephen Jefferson, Healthcare Advocate
Lecture/Discussion: "Cancer in the Black Community"
Moderator: Dr. Helene Krauthamer, Professor of English
12:30 -1:50 PM Session III       Professors Faye Garrett, Elgloria Harrison, and Maxine Legall
Untitled: "Dramatic Presentation"
Moderator: Dr. Helene Krauthamer
2:00 – 3:20  PM Session IVPresentation: Minority Women in Science
Ms. LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD
"The Basics of African American Genealogy Research"
Moderator: Dr. Barbara S. Harvey
3:30 – 3:50 PM Session V"Exhibits"
4:00 -5:20 PM   Session VIProfessor Dennis Rogers, Bowie State University
Lecture: "Herbert Mercuse and Angela Davis - The Professional Mentorship-Relationship"
Moderator: Dr. Mohamed El-Khawas
5:30 – 8:20 PM Session VII Thursday Night at the Movies:
Lee Daniel's The Butler (With Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey)
Refreshments Served – Door Prizes
Moderator: Mr. David Gaskins

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