SATURDAY - March 31st

Speakers

     

      


       1p                                           Dr C.T. Vivian - Civil Rights Icon and 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Awardee.  As we commemorate the 50th 

                         anniversary of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, his close friend and advisor Dr C.T. Vivian, will share his

                         memories about the Prince of Peace.  He will also share his thoughts about the history of protests and his role as one of the

                         chief strategists of the civil rights movement..


                   

       3p                                           


                                                      Dr. John Carlos - 1968 Olympic Medalist and Co-Founder of the Olympic Project for Human Rights.  Also known as                    the world's fastest humanitarian.  As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of his black gloved raised fist on the medal stand, he will                    share his thoughts about the importance of protests to call attention to social injustice then and today.


      


  


Presentations


  2p - 3p         Introduction to Genealogy - African American Genealogy Group shows how to trace your family lineage.  Room 109B

     

  4p - 5p    Know Your Soul:The Music of A Lifetime- Robert A. Brown, author, lecturer and R&B music anthropologist will discuss "Soul Music"                     and "Freedom Songs" and their social, cultural, and political impact on America.  His amusing audience participation presentation

                    will take you down memory lane while testing your music IQ.  Books will be available both days.                




                  

Performances


   3:30p - 4:30p          Keeping HERSTORY Alive - Historical performers portray African American "Sheroes".      

                     

 


Documentary films are shown throughout both days in Suite 110

Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement; BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez; Shirley Chisholm: Unbought & Unbossed; Frederick Douglas; Freedom Riders; and C.T. Vivian: Snapshot of a Civil Rights Legend.

             

                 

Shopping (both days)

Fine Arts Suite - Purchase original works from artists in our NEW fine art suite.  This year features internationally renowned sculptor Woodrow Nash who in the tradition of the great masters uses art to nurture and promote a sense of cultural awareness. He calls his body of work  "African Nouveau".  Also in the fine arts suite are Turks and Caicos visual artist Jean Taylor who specializes in colorful island paintings and artist Alyce Faye with her innovative art in metals and gemstones.


Black Wall Street Marketplace - Purchase Black memorabilia and collectibles, handmade cultural craftsincluding clothing, jewelry and books.        Featuring Umio Naturals, Scarves by Rashid, Bill's Bracelets, Suzette Art Couture, Woodcrafts by Obanion, Nubian Stylez, Exclusively Boochi, African World Art, Historical Dream, BJ Fashions,  Custom Arts Studio, Nat Turrant

   

   Sunday - April 1st  


   1p          Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble  (Auditorium Room 114)

   

   3p          Clef Club Student Ensemble Jazz Appreciation Month Concert (Auditorium Room 114)



Discussions / Conversations / Performances

  

   1p          Introduction to Geneaology  Room 109B

  

   3p          Know Your Soul: The Music of a Lifetime - Robert A. Brown author, lecturer and R&B music anthropologist will discuss "Soul Music"

                  and "Freedom Songs" and their social, cultural and political impact on America.  His amusing audience participation presentation 

                 will take you down memory lane while testing your music IQ.  Books will be available both days. 

                 


 


           

             

            


  



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