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Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates Black History Month

Honoring our Shared History

February 10-29, 2020

Femininity and Masculinity in Spiritual African Artifacts

Experience firsthand this special exhibition of West and Central African indigenous ceremonial objects from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries.

From the private collection of Dr. Lloyd Sheldon Johnson.

Library and Learning Commons
Charlestown Campus

 

February 10 – March 27, 2020

“One-Two-Three: Bulldogs! Four-Five-Six: Family”

Photographs by Cindy Weisbart

Engage with this documentary-style and dynamic photo essay showcasing the challenges, triumphs and deeply personal victories  of BHCC’s 2019 NJCAA Region XXI champion basketball team.

Library and Learning Commons
Charlestown Campus

Research Opportunities

Explore the collection from the BHCC Library that honors and celebrates the achievements by African Americans and the important role of Blacks in U.S. history. See the newly expanded LibGuide: Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning, compiled by BHCC Librarian Wesley Fiorentino. Available at https://libguides.bhcc.mass.edu/black_history.

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Legacy and Transformation - History and Influence of Black Arts in Boston

Celebrate the History, Culture and Influence of the Blacks Arts Movement with renowned Boston artists, activists and writers, Deta Galloway, Susan Thompson, Kofi Kayiga, Jackie Cox-Crite, Yvette Modestin and others.

A dinner and panel discussion featuring celebrated poet, essayist, activist and leading voice of the Black Arts Movement Askia Touré.

Moderated by Professor Emmanuela Maurice, English Department.
6 p.m., Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

From Sonia Sanchez to Kendrick Lamar: A Journey from the Black Arts Movement to Hip-Hop

Get inspired with this engaging presentation by Professor Tony Clark, English Department, highlighting the intersection of Hip-Hop with the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and its correlation to various contemporary movements, most notably Black Lives Matter.

Also featuring Hip-Hop performers as special guests.

This event was organized in collaboration with BHCC’s Office of Learning Communities
6 p.m., A300 Auditorium
Charlestown Campus

 

Elle Simone Scott

Thursday, February 20, 2020

A Compelling Conversation with Elle Simone Scott
Chef, On-air Talent and Food Stylist on America’s Test Kitchen, Activist and Entrepreneur.

Elle Simone Scott is a culinary maverick. She has been dazzling the culinary world since 2003, quickly becoming a highly sought after food stylist and culinary producer. As founder and CEO of SheChef Inc., a professional networking organization for women chefs of color and allies, Scott shares her passion by mentoring, resource building, business development and most importantly, food justice.

With remarks by TRIO Director, Cheryl L. Price
1 p.m., C202
Charlestown Campus

Program begins at 1 p.m.  Registration is required.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

“Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, 1920 – 1940”

BHCC students from the Film as Art and Acting 1 present the staged reading and multimedia journey, “Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, 1920 – 1940.” Featuring an appearance by artist and poet Deta Galloway. The performance runs about 1 hour and 30 minutes, followed by refreshments.

Directed by Associate Professor Ayshia Stephenson, Communication Department

1 p.m., Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery

New England Gospel Ensemble

Make a joyful noise!  Join members of the New England Gospel Ensemble for an evening of uplifting and spirited music from their diverse repertoire. Experience first-hand how gospel is the universal language that connects across cultures and communities.

With remarks by retired Associate Dean Sharon Caulfield.
6 p.m., A300 Auditorium
Charlestown Campus

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

“The Work Has Been Done”

Engage with this special lecture and slide presentation by Adjunct Professor George Walters-Sleyon, that explores the impact and outcome of several historical periods in Black history:  “Black Intellectual and Social History,” “The Harlem Renaissance,” “The Negritude Movement,” “The Civil Rights Movement,” “Black ‘Theology’ Movement,” and “The Black Lives Matter Movement.”

6 p.m., Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Coons, Buffoons, and Mammies: Negative Images of African Americans in Postcards and Books

Attend this BHCC Faculty and Staff panel discussion about print and media depictions and their impact on how America constructed a narrative. Observe in person historic postcards, print ephemera and other publications, from the private collection of Dr. Lloyd Sheldon Johnson.

Moderated by Dr. Lloyd Sheldon Johnson.
1 p.m., Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery

“Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, 1920 – 1940”

BHCC students from the Film as Art and Acting 1 present the staged reading and multimedia journey, “Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, 1920 – 1940.” Featuring an appearance by artist Deta Galloway. The performance runs about 1 hour and 30 minutes, followed by refreshments.

Directed by Associate Professor Ayshia Stephenson, Communication Department

6 p.m., Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery