Paul Robeson Memorial Discussion:
The History of Blacks in Princeton, New Jersey
February 3, 7:00 p.m. – Stokes Lounge, Whig Hall
A guest speaker will explore the history of Blacks in Princeton,
New Jersey and the legacy of their contributions to both the township
and the University. This discussion is open to all members of
the campus community.
Month Opening Celebration
February 7, 10:00
p.m. – Liberation Hall, Carl A. Fields Center
Come join other celebrants as we enjoy food, music and dance
representative of the Diaspora. The celebration will feature
guest disc jockeys from Atlanta, Georgia. Prizes will be given
to the first one hundred attendees. This event is sponsored
by the Trustess Alcohol Initiative.
February 9, 12:00 p.m. - Frist 243
Ayisha Knight, a sexual assault survivor who crosses all boundaries
will perform her poetry. She is a bisexual, biracial, deaf woman
who is an incredible poet and photographer. Come experience her
healing art. Lunch Provided. Sponsored by SHARE, LGBT Student
Services, and the Women's Center.
|W. E. B. DuBois Intellectual
February 9, 5:30 p.m.
– Jose Marti Lounge, Carl A. Fields Center
The W. E. B. DuBois Intellectual Series is a monthly discussion
between students and African American professors. February’s
discussion will be lead by Professor Eddie Glaude professor
of religion. This event is sponsored by the Black Student
Union. For more information contact email@example.com.
Patti LaBelle Black History Month
February 10, 10:30 p.m. – Stokes Lounge, Whig Hall
Take a break from studying and enjoy some West African, Caribbean,
and traditionally African American Southern cuisine. We encourage
people to bring their own compact discs of music represetative
of the African Diaspora to share at the study break.
|Arthur A. Schomburg Library Information
Session: Maximizing Princeton’s Resources for Research
on the African Diaspora
February 11, 4:30
p.m. – Electronic Classroom, A Level of Firestone Library
This information session will be lead by Emily Belcher, a
specialist in research on the African Diaspora at Firestone
Library. She will walk students through some of the resources
available for research on the African Diaspora available in
the Princeton University library system. This session is particularly
geared towards students working towards certificates or taking
classes in either African Studies or African American Studies.
Duke Ellington Lunchtime
February 13, 12:00 p.m. – 100 Level, Frist Campus Center
This series seeks to exhibit the various musical forms within
the African Diaspora. Performers will peform musical selections
from the Caribbean, West Africa, North America and Europe. Musical
forms will range from classical jazz to West African drumming.
|Heddye Ducree Annual Black History
Month Dinner and Awards Ceremony
13, 6:00 p.m. – Liberation Hall, Carl A. Fields Center
The Annual Black History Month Dinner will feature Naomi Tutu,
daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The dinner will also
serve as an awards ceremony acknowledging members of the Princeton
University community for outstanding service. Naomi Tutu is
the founder and Chairperson of the Tutu Foundation for Development
and Relief in Southern Africa, founded in 1985. The dinner
is semi-formal and space is limited. In order to attend, please
respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
by February 9 at 12 noon.
John Singleton Film Series –
Black Is ...Black Ain’t
December 13, 9:00 p.m. – McCormick 101
Join us for an exploration of the African Diaspora through film.
The first film in this series will be Marlon Riggs’ Black
Is ...Black Ain’t. The final film by Emmy and Peabody Award
winning filmmaker Marlon Riggs, Black Is...Black Ain't explores
essentialism of black identity by examining the contrasting ways
in which people define their blackness. A discussion will immediately
follow the film screening.
14, 10:00 p.m. – Café Vivian, Frist Campus Center
This annual event features the various artistic expressions
of students on campus all based around one theme – love.
This event is sponsored by the Black Men’s Awareness
Zora Neale Hurston Trip to Harlem
February 15, 9:00 a.m.
Explore one of the countries most prominent Black communities
and its contributions to the global landscape. The trip will begin
with a visit to Abyssinian Baptist Church. Abyssinian Baptist
church was founded in 1808 by former slaves in New York City and
has since served as an important religious center for Black Harlemites.
Participants will then enjoy a soul food brunch and gospel show
at the historic Cotton Club. After brunch, the group will shop
on 125th street. Busses will leave from Baker rink promptly at
9:00 a.m. The price of the trip is $10. For ticket information
please contact email@example.com.
|Jacob Lawrence Student Arts Exhibition
February 16, 5:00 p.m. – 100
Level, Frist Campus Center
The arts of Princeton University students will be exhibited
in the display case on the Frist 100 level. Student artists
will be available at the opening to discuss their work. Refreshments
will be served. World-renowned photographer and Art Historian,
Deborah Willis will make brief comments. Deborah Willis is
a contemporary artist who is committed to creating representations
that address the lived experience of being Black and female
in the United States.
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard
February 16, 7:00 p.m. – Rocky-Mathey Theater
Bayard Rustin, Organizer of the March on Washington, was a master
strategist and activist who worked closely with MLK. Despite his
accomplishments, Rustin was silenced, beaten, imprisoned, and
fired from key positions, because he was gay. This film portrays
Rustin in all his complexity: as an outsider, "troublemaker,"
and eloquent speaker who refused to be silenced. Part of the Reel
Change, Reel Justice Series. Sponsored by Black History Month
Committee, Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding,
Dialogue @ Princeton, LGBT Student Services, and the Pace Center
for Community Service.
|Henry Louis Gates Jr. Lecture:
America Behind the Color Line: Dialogues With African Americans
February 16, 7:00 p.m. – Princeton University Store
One of the foremost scholars working in African American studies
today, Henry Louis Gates Jr., the W. E. B. DuBois Professor
of the Humanities at Harvard University, will talk about his
most recent project, America Behind the Color Line: Dialogues
with African Americans. Gates examines the Civil Rights Movement
along with the evolution of African American society into
two separate communities: the privileged and the disenfranchised.
This event is sponsored by the Princeton University Store.
Dwight McBride: Straight Black Studies
February 18, 4:30 p.m. - 211 Dickinson
Dwight McBride ‘90 from the Department of English and Chair
of the African American Studies Department at Northwestern will
be speaking about the field of African American Studies in relation
to gay and lesbian issues. Sponsored by the Program in African
|Colloquium: Human Rights &
February 20, 9:30 a.m. – Liberation
Hall, Carl A. Fields Center
This colloquium will look at the right to information, economic
rights, and human rights in Haiti. The colloquium is organized
by the program in Latin American Studies and cosponsored by
the Program in African American Studies, the Carl A. Fields
Center, The Department in French and Italian, Princeton Institute
for International and Regional Studies, Program in European
Politics & Society – Center for French Studies,
and University Center for Human Values and Woodrow Wilson
School of Public and International Affairs.
Duke Ellington Lunchtime
February 20, 12:00 p.m. – 100 Level, Frist Campus Center
This series seeks to exhibit the various musical forms within
the African Diaspora; the Caribbean, West Africa, North America
and Europe. Musical forms will range from classical jazz to West
|John Singleton Film
Series – Life and Debt
9:00 p.m. – McCormick 101
Life and Debt takes an in-depth look at Jamaica's economic
decline in the 20th century contrasting the Jamaica of the
resorts with the Jamaica of its people. Within the glamorous
atmosphere of the resorts, all is paradise. However the people
suffer extreme poverty and hardship, resultant in part because
of Western trade practices with Jamaica and the strict economic
policies of the IMF. The film screening will be followed by
a discussion moderated by the Princeton Caribbean Connection.
A Night at the Apollo: A Showcase
of Princeton’s Talent
February 21, 7:00 p.m. – Taplin Auditorium
An exhibit of student talent, A Night the Apollo will feature
several groups including Culturally Yours, The Princeton University
Gospel Ensemble, Soul Food, the Black Arts Company, and the High
Steppers. Guest performances will be made by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,
Incorporated and Sankofa, a traditional West African drumming
and dance troupe. Admission is free.
|Lorraine Hansbery Dramatic
Expression: The Meeting
February 25, 8:00
p.m. – Forbes Blackbox Theater
What would have happened if Malcolm X and Martin Luther King
had met before they were assassinated, just three years apart?
This intriguing idea is the subject of the critically acclaimed
play, The Meeting, a powerful drama about the lives, philosophies,
and times of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Written by
Jeff Stetson, The Meeting received a Louis B. Mayer Award,
eight NAACP Theater Awards, and six New York AUDELCO nominations.
It has been produced throughout Asia, Europe and the United
States. The award winning Pin Points Theater Company of Washington,
D. C, will perform The Meeting. Admission is free.
Alvin Ailey Dance Workshop:
Gumboot Dancing 101
February 26, 4:30 p.m. – Dillon Gymnasium
Gumboot dancing was born in the gold mines of South Africa during
apartheid, at the height of the migrant labor system and the oppressive
apartheid laws. By striking their hands on their gumboots and
shaking ankle chains, the mine workers were able to communicate
with each other. Princeton University student Fatou Sagnagh will
lead an interactive workshop on this popular dance form. The workshop
is open to the entire campus community. In order to attend, please
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Duke Ellington Lunchtime
Music Series – D. J. and M. C. Battle
27, 12:00 p.m. – 100 Level, Frist Campus Center
Hip Hop has become an integral part of the American landscape,
come see how it all began with our very own D. J. and M. C.
battle. This event will feature D. J.s and M. C.s from New
York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Student participation
is encouraged, please email email@example.com.The
winner will receive a monetary prize.
John Singleton Film Series –
Wonders of the African World
February 27, 9:00 p.m. – McCormick 101
Professor Henry Louis Gates takes viewers on a journey exploring
various African cultures in the series Wonders of the African
World. Akwaaba, an African students organization at Princeton,
and the Black History Month Planning Committee will screen the
section of the series that confronts the legacy of the West African
slave trade. Akwaaba, will moderate a discussion following the
|Jam Master Jay Memorial Boogie:
A Celebration of the Ol’ School
28, 10:00 p.m. – Liberation Hall, Carl Fields Center
This closing festivity of Black History Month will pay tribute
to some of the originators of classic Hip Hop, including recently
deceased disc jockey, Jam Master Jay. We will celebrate Ol’
School music and culture. Prizes will be awarded to those
who best exhibit Ol’ School 1980’s style. This
event is sponsored by the Trustees Alcohol Initiative.