Black History Month Events at CSM

Calender Listings

Charles County

Traces of the Trade. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 10. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Chaney Enterprises Conference Room, BI-113E, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. A descendant of the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, James DeWolf Perry will be on campus to discuss his family’s discovery of their ancestors as well as answer questions about the documentary “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.” Free. MCanizales@csmd.edu, 301-934-7659, http://www.csmd.edu/Diversity/.

 

Hip-Hop and Civic Engagement. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 19. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Dr. John M. Sine Conference Room, BI-103/104, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Youth empowerment author, activist and educator Bakari Kitwana will discuss how the force of hip-hop has influenced young people to increase their involvement in electoral politics. Topics include the League of Young Voters, the Hip-Hop Congress and the National Hip-Hop Political Convention, as well as other political activist groups.Free. MCanizales@csmd.edu, 301-934-7659, http://www.csmd.edu/Diversity/.

 

Buffalo Soldier, William Cathay: A Living Presentation. 2:30 to 4 p.m., March 12. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Chaney Enterprises Conference Room, BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The CSM Institutional Equity and Diversity Office hosts an historical presentation on Cathay Williams, the first African-American female to enlist in the U.S. Army. Posing as a man under the pseudonym William Cathay, Williams served for nearly two years before being medically discharged. Co-sponsored by CSM’s Veterans Organization. Free. MCanizales@csmd.edu, 301-934-7659, http://www.csmd.edu/Diversity/.

 

St. Mary’s County

CSM Showcase Recital Series: Jefferson Presents A Spiritual Journey. 8 p.m., Feb. 13. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Dr. Robert Jefferson will perform his lecture-recital, “A Spiritual Journey: Songs and Spirituals from Slavery to Emancipation.” Jefferson has performed throughout the United States, Japan, Korea and Australia. Free. MCanizales@csmd.edu, 301-934-7659, http://www.csmd.edu/Diversity/.

 

CSM’s Institutional Equity and Diversity Office Presents Narissa Bond. 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 19. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Narissa Bond is the 2009 winner of two Hampton Roads Portfolio Awards for her album “Three Words.” Drawing influence from traditional folk, jazz, blues and contemporary styles, Bond has been compared to artists like Joni Mitchell and Odetta. Free. MCanizales@csmd.edu, 301-934-7659, http://www.csmd.edu/Diversity/.

 

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