2017 Black History Month Calendar of Events More Than a Month: Celebrating Black History

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Birth of a Nation
Thursday, February 2, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center - Movie Room
6 p.m.


Set against the antebellum South, this film follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.


Sponsored by: SC State University Black History Month Committee
For more information, contact Kenita D. Pitts (803) 516-4576 or kpitts4@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


SC State GOES RED

Friday, February 3, 2017


Heart disease is the No. 1 killer among women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Wear your red in support of those that live with heart disease and honor those that have lost the battle. Women are asked to wear a red dress/red suit and men are asked to wear a red tie. When posting pictures to social media, please use #scsugoesred.


Sponsored by: SC State University Staff Senate
For more information, contact Kenita D. Pitts (803) 516-4576 or kpitts4@scsu.edu.


NAACP Membership Drive

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center
2 – 6 p.m.


Sponsored by: SC State University NAACP Chapter
For more information, contact Dr. Margaret Morris (803) 536-8847 or mmorris1@scsu.edu.


Black Pride Movie Night

Saturday, February 4, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center - Bulldog Lounge
6 p.m.


Sponsored by: Student Government Association
For more information, contact Franklin Pressley (803) 516-4826 or fpressl2@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


The 49th Orangeburg Massacre Commemoration Ceremony
 “In This Together: In Pursuit of Social Justice for All”
Guest Speaker: Dr. Millicent Brown, Activist, Educator & Historian

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium
3 p.m.


For more information, contact Elizabeth Mosely-Hawkins (803) 533-3681 or emosely@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


The Celebration of Langston Hughes: A Black American Poet & Innovator

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Andrew Hugine Suites  - The Presidents’ STATE Room
5 – 7 p.m.
Join us for a night of poetry, classical pieces, music, and refreshments as we learn more about the life and art of the late Langston Hughes.


Sponsored by: The Eta Xi Chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Cassidy tcassidy@scsu.edu or Dr. Janice Hawes jhawes@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Family Across the Sea: The Gullah People and West African Connections

Thursday, February 9, 2017
I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium
3:45 p.m.


For more information contact, Dr. Frank Martin (803) 536-7174 or fmartin@scsu.edu
*Free and open to the public.


13th

Thursday, February 9, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center - Bulldog Lounge
6 - 8 p.m.

Thirteenth is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery. DuVernay's documentary argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration.

Sponsored by: SC State Black History Month Committee
For more information, contact Kenita D. Pitts (803) 516-4576 or kpitts4@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Scarred Justice: A documentary of the Orangeburg Massacre

Thursday, February 9, 2017
I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium
6 p.m.


For more information contact, Dr. Frank Martin (803) 536-7174 or fmartin@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Speed Dating

Saturday, February 11, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center Bulldog Lounge
6 p.m.


Sponsored by STRYD-Entourage Next Generation
*Free and open to the public.


Harlem Renaissance Poetry Slam & Art Show

Monday, February 13, 2017
K.W.  Green Student Center-Bulldog Lounge
7 p.m.


Sponsored by the SCSU Campus Activity Board
*Free and open to the public.


Fire & Desire Pre-Valentine’s Day Concert

Monday, February 13, 2017 
7 p.m.


Sponsored by the Nu Iota Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
*Free and open to the public.


The Old, the New and the Revisited

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
John W. Matthews, Jr. 1890 Extension Center - Auditorium
Noon

The Old, the New, and the Revisited is a lecture designed for students and faculty to discuss unresolved issues confronting our community. Panelists: Joseph Benton, LMSW; Dr. Burnett Gallman, MD; Baba Derrick Jackson


 


Sponsored by: SC State Social Work Program-African American Scholar Lecture Series
For more information, call Dr. Lakeisa Tucker, interim program coordinator, (803) 536-8584 or ltucker3@scsu.edu.
*For SCSU students & faculty


Tour for Diversity in Medicine - To educate, inspire and cultivate

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center Bulldog Lounge & Bulldog Lanes
9a.m.-4:30 pm

Meet with minority medical students, physicians and dentists. Learn test taking skills, and find out about what it is truly like to be a doctor.  Visit www.tour4diversity.org for more information.

Sponsored by: SCSU Health Professions Society
*Open to all undergraduate and Post-BAC students in the surrounding area! Limited spots are available!


The Language You Cry In: Americans and the African Diaspora

Thursday, February 16, 2017
I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium
3:45 p.m.


For more information, contact Dr. Frank Martin (803) 536-7174 or fmartin@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Bayard Rustin: Civil Rights Activist

Thursday, February 16, 2017
I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium
6 p.m.


For more information, contact Dr. Frank Martin (803) 536-7174 or fmartin@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


A Prince Among Slaves

Thursday, February 16, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center - Bulldog Lounge
6 p.m.


The slave ship 'Africa' set sail from Gambia, West Africa, its berth laden with a profitable but highly perishable cargo-hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains--headed to American shores. Six months later, a handful of survivors would find themselves for sale in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them, a 26-year-old man named Abdul Rahman Ibrahima would make a most remarkable claim to Thomas Foster, the tobacco farmer who purchased him at auction: As an African prince, highly educated and heir to a kingdom, his father would gladly pay gold for his return.
Sponsored by: SCSU Black History Month Committee and Dr. Dior Konate
For more information, contact Kenita D. Pitts (803) 516-4576 or kpitts4@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Game Night

Friday, February 17, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center - Bulldog Lounge and Bulldog Lanes
6 - 9 p.m.


Sponsored by: Mr. Johnny Goodwin and the SCSU Bowling Club
For more information, contact Johnny Goodwin (803) 536-8496 or jgoodw10@scsu.edu.
*SCSU students only.


Shakespeare and the African-American Experience Conference

Friday, February 17, 2017
Andrew Hugine Suites – The Presidents’  STATE Room
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Presentations by scholars on Shakespearean studies and performances in relation to the African- American culture.
Sponsored by: The SCSU English and Modern Languages department
For more information, contact Dr. Janice Hawes jhawes@scsu.edu or Dr. Reginald Rampone- wrampone@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


 


Bowling Tournament

Monday, February 20, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center - Bulldog Lanes
5 p.m.


Sponsored by: Johnny Goodwin and the SCSU Bowling Club
For more information, contact Johnny Goodwin (803) 536-8496 or jgoodw10@scsu.edu.
*SCSU students only.


Black Wall Street

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center - Bulldog Lounge
2 p.m.


Sponsored by: Student Government Association
For more information, contact Franklin Pressley (803) 516-4826 or fpressl2@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


NAACP Membership Drive

Saturday, February 21, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center - Bulldog Lounge
2 p.m.


Sponsored by: SC State NAACP Chapter
For more information, contact Dr. Margaret Morris (803) 536-8847 or mmorris1@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Bowling Tournament

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center - Bulldog Lanes
5 p.m.


Sponsored by: Mr. Johnny Goodwin and the SC State  University Bowling Club
For more information, contact Johnny Goodwin (803) 536-8496 or jgoodw10@scsu.edu.
*SCSU students only.


Sankofa: An African-American Museum on Wheels

Thursday, February 23, 2017
The I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
One-day exhibit will be in residence in the Clemmie Webber Educational Resource Center of the I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium.


Sponsored by: SC State University Office of Student Activities
For more information, contact Franklin Pressley (803) 516-4826 or fpressl2@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Hallelujah in Hollywood: A True Hollywood Experience

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Andrew Hugine Suites- The Presidents’ STATE Room
5  – 7 p.m.
*Guest lecture by local author Shaytee Gadsen.


For more information, contact Dr. Frank Martin (803) 536-7174 or fmartin@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Invictus

Thursday, February 23, 2017
K.W. Green Student Center - Bulldog Lounge
6 p.m.

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

For more information, contact Kenita D. Pitts (803) 516-4576 or kpitts4@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


 


The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Thursday, February 23, 2017
The I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium
6 p.m.


For more information, contact Dr. Frank Martin (803) 536-7174 or fmartin@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Art, Identity, and Reasoning: Inner Narrative, Place and the Idea of Self Exhibition

Thursday, February 23 - Friday, March 31, 2017
The I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium
Exhibition on Being American Now


Sponsored by: The SC State English and Modern Languages Department
For more information, contact Dr. Janice Hawes jhawes@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina Volume 1: Dawn of the Movement Era, 1955–1967 Book Signing Edited by Dr. Marvin Ira Lare

Monday, February 27, 2017
Miller F. Whittaker Library
3 p.m.

Volume 1, Dawn of the Movement Era, 1955–1967, begins with the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling on Brown v. Board of Education in which the Court declared unconstitutional state laws establishing racially segregated public schools. The ruling prompted strong reactions throughout the nation. In South Carolina, white resistance prompted boycotts of merchants by the local NAACP and some of  the  earliest  mass  movement  protests  in  the  United  States.  This collection features oral histories from famous leaders U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn, Septima Poinsette Clark, and I. DeQuincy Newman, as well as small-town citizens, pastors, and students, all sharing their experiences, motivations, hopes and fears and how they see the struggle today.
Sponsored by: The SC State University Black History Month Committee, Dr. William Hine and the Friends of the Miller F. Whittaker Library will provide light refreshments.
For more information, contact Kenita D. Pitts (803) 516-4576 or kpitts4@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Unforgettable: The Art, Design, and Photography of Cecil Williams, 1950-2012 by Cecil Williams

Monday, February 27, 2017
Miller F. Whittaker Library
3 p.m.
Civil Rights-era photographer Cecil Williams’ latest publication, Unforgettable: All the Memories We Left Behind, is an extraordinary collection of images and stories celebrating 50 years of South Carolina African American history, heritage, and culture. The book contains many never-before published photographs by the Orangeburg, South Carolina, native who started in photography at the age of nine and became a JET magazine photojournalist by age fourteen. Unforgettable includes many South Carolina milestones that have spanned 50 years or longer, including Harvey Gantt at Clemson University, the Clarendon County Briggs v. Elliott petition, the Orangeburg Fight for Freedom, the rise of student activism, the resignations of Elloree school teachers, the candidacy of President John F. Kennedy, the emergence of the sit-ins, and the Orangeburg, Columbia, and Sumter marches and demonstrations. Also included are images of the Orangeburg Massacre and the Charleston Hospital Workers strike. Williams also includes historically significant portraits, creative paintings, product inventions, digital art, sketches, and architectural projects for homes he designed and lived in.

Sponsored by: The SC State University Black History Month Committee and Dr. William Hine
For more information, contact Kenita D. Pitts (803) 516-4576 or kpitts4@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


More Than A Month Black History Month March

Friday, February 28, 2017
City of Orangeburg Downtown Square
4 p.m.

Assembly will begin at the City of Orangeburg Downtown Square and conclude at the SC State University Student Plaza with a candlelight vigil.


Sponsored by: The SC State University Black History Month Committee
For more information, contact Kenita D. Pitts (803) 516-4576 or kpitts4@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
Thursday, March 2, 2017

The I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium


For more information, contact Dr. Frank Martin (803) 536-7174 or fmartin@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Ida B. Wells: Journalist and Civil Rights Activist
Thursday, March 9, 2017

The I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium


For more information, contact Dr. Frank Martin (803) 536-7174 or fmartin@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Shared History: Creating a Discourse Between the Descendants of the Enslaved and the Descendants of Enslavers in South Carolina

Thursday, March 23, 2017
The I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium


For more information, contact Dr. Frank Martin (803) 536-7174 or fmartin@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.


Colloquium: Social Justice and the Arts-A discussion

Thursday, March 30, 2017
The I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium


For more information, contact Dr. Frank Martin (803) 536-7174 or fmartin@scsu.edu.
*Free and open to the public.