SC State University Continues to Observe Black History Month

Sunday, February 20, 2011

SC State University continues to host several Black History Month events to commemorate those who have made a difference in African-American history. The various activities, such as student forums, documentaries and song and dance are designed to educate and inspire the SC State University family and the Orangeburg community.  The following activities will take place February 16, 2011 through February 20, 2011:

Wednesday, February 16


11:20 a.m.
Quilting with Walker
Felton Laboratory School Library (3rd and 8th Grades)
Sponsored by: Felton Laboratory School
For more information: Mary E. Ravenell or staff, 803-536-7034

Wednesday, February 16


2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Documentary Film: “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow”
Nance Hall, Room 309
Sponsored by: Department of Social Sciences
For more information: Ms. Alison Mintz, 803-536-8169 or Dr. Benedict Jua, 803-536-8969

Wednesday, February 16


6 p.m.
Black History Month Concert Featuring: United Voices of Christ Gospel Choir, vocalists and instrumentalists from SC State, the Christ is the Answer SDA Church Steel Pan Ensemble, and the Male Chorus from Trinity United Methodist Church
Dr. Barbara A. Vaughan Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center
Sponsored by: the Black History Month Coordinating Committee
For more information: Dr. Learie Luke, 803-533-3615 or Dr. Barbara Woods, 803-536-8672

Thursday, February 17


10 a.m.
Workshop: “Gullah or Geechee” by Mary E Ravenell, international spokesperson for the Gullah Bible; student display of artwork; display of artifacts by C. Dinkins; and Making Sweet Grass Baskets: A Demonstration by Rosalee Coaxum of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Felton Laboratory School Library (3rd, 4th & 8th Grades)
Sponsored by: Felton Laboratory School
For more information: Mary E. Ravenell or staff, 803-536-7034

Thursday, February 17


11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Student Forum – paper presentations by psychology and sociology majors, including “A Chronology of Significant Events in the Early History of Black Psychology”
Nance Hall, Room 106
Sponsored by: The Department of Social Sciences and Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
For more information: Dr. Douglas Miller, 803-536-8691 or Dr. Carol Apt, 803-536-8688

Thursday, February 17


12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Documentary Film: “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow”
Nance Hall, Room 309
Sponsored By: Department of Social Sciences
For more information: Ms. Alison Mintz, 803-536-8169 or Dr. Ben Jua, 803-536-8969

Thursday, February 17


1p.m.
African-American Scholars Lecture featuring Mr. Joe Benton, president of the National Association of Black Social Workers. Topic: “Elements of Success: Strategies for Emerging African-American Social Workers”
John W. Matthews Jr. 1890 Extension Center Auditorium
Sponsored by: The Social Work Program
For more information: Mrs. Marie Artis, 803-536-8802


Friday, February 18


5:30 p.m.
The Grid Turns The Corner: A Mid-Career Retrospective” and “The Grid Comes Full Circle” 
Dr. Barbara A. Vaughan Fine Arts Recital Hall, the Fine Arts Building
The exhibition opening and reception will take place in the Fine Arts Building. A book signing will follow at the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium. The exhibition will be on display through Thursday, Mar. 31, 2011.
Sponsored by: I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts
For more information: The Stanback Museum at 803-536-7174 

Sunday, February 20


4 p.m.
African American Read-In Chain featuring Dr. Charles Smith, author of “This Morning My Father Died…So What?”
I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium
Sponsored by: The Department of English and Modern Languages and the Beta Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
For more information: Dr. Mary Cassidy, 803-536-8795 or Dr. Ghussan Greene, 803-536-8808