WELLESLEY, Mass. - Wellesley College celebrates Black History
Month during February with a variety of lectures, exhibitions,
|Ongoing through February:
||Exhibition and display of
notable African American alumnae, ranging from Wellesley's
second African American graduate, Ella Smith Elbert,
Class of 1888, to Anna Faith Jones '54. Sponsored by
|Schneider Student Center
||Lecture: "Black Religions
of the African Diaspora"
||Art lecture by artist Mary
Co-Sponsored by Harambee House and the Office of the
Dean of Students.
||Film: "Songs of Freedom"
Sponsored by the Art History Department.
||Black Art Tour -- guided
tour of museum's works by artists of African descent.
Dessert reception to follow.
Co-sponsored by Harambee House, Ethos and the Davis
Museum & Cultural Center.
|Davis Museum & Cultural Center
||Marian Wright Edelman, founder
of the Children's Defense Fund, delivers the Quintessence:
Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture. Free
and open to public.
||Ethos Alumnae Panel
Global Future of Race: Asian Americans and African Americans"
by Vijay Prashad, assistant professor of international
studies at Trinity College and author of The Karma
of Brown Folk, which examines the place of South
Asian Americans within contemporary U.S. racial groups
and race relations.
Co-sponsored with Multicultural Council, WASAC, and
||Film: "All God's Children"
addresses religion and LesBiTrans issues in the Black
community. Winner of Best Documentary award at the 1996
National Black Arts Film Festival. Bag lunch and reception.
Co-sponsored by Ethos, WLBTF, and Harambee House.
||"History of Ethos Alumnae,"
presented by Elizabeth Miranda '02
Co-sponsored by Ethos, Nubian, and the Africana Studies