Baruch College Celebrates Black History Month

Baruch College will celebrate Black History Month with a rich program of film, history, poetry and discussion that begins on February 1 and continues throughout the month. Highlights include:

  • “America Beyond the Color Line,” a film and discussion with a close look at the Southern cities–Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis–that gave rise to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s (Feb. 1)
  • “Straight Out Da’ Bronx: Tracking the Multicultural Roots of Hip-Hop”, a talk by author Mark Naison (Feb. 16)
  • “Einstein on Race and Racism,” a discussion by authors Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor of the great physicist and his neglected views on matters of race (Feb. 28)
  • “Slavery in New York,” a discussion linked to the current exhibit at the New York Historical Society and featuring Sherrill Wilson, Director of the African Burial Ground (Feb. 15)
  • “A Soldier of Soul,” a film screening and discussion of the life and music of Sam Cooke, legendary recording artist and pioneer of soul
  • “Fatherless Daughters: Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl?,” a presentation by author Janette Rose Barras that looks at the impact of life without fathers on young African-American women.. (Feb. 7)
  • “New York Ricans from the Hip-Hop Zone,” author Raquel Z. Rivera exploring the commonalities in African American and Puerto Rican cultures (Feb. 23)

All events are free and open to the public. This monthlong program is supported by the African Student Association, The William and Anita Newman Library, the Department of Black and Hispanic Studies, the Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History,, National Association of Black Accountants, Office of Student Life, the Office of the Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Management, the Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness, Urban Writers Exchange, Undergraduate Student Government, West Indian Cultural Club, and Zeta Sorority.

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Contact: Zane Berzins