Welcome to Black History Month (and welcome back to our Heritage Newsletter Series)! This month’s Heritage Newsletter was put together by students Teairra Evans, Breanna Dede, Liz Bownes, and Danielle McDuffie (I debated between just writing “me” but since Ms. Cindy sends these out, I thought putting my name might be better). We hope you enjoy this month’s content, maybe learn a thing or two about Black History and/or UA’s Black History, and remember to #SupportBlackBusiness. Additionally, for further information on the BHM events mentioned in the newsletter, please refer to the following (including active links):
-Sankofa African American Museum Faculty and Staff Presentation
Sankofa takes audiences on a journey through slavery, the era of King Cotton, and the uplifting days of Emancipation which is essential for the Capstone community as it fosters cultural awareness and cultural competency. The Sankofa museum will take place from 11:00am to 4:00pm throughout Monday, February 8 to Thursday, February 11, 2021 in the Intercultural Diversity Center (Ferguson 2100).
-Cooking Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Tiffany Derry
The Intercultural Diversity Center will be hosting a special cooking demonstration featuring celebrity chef, Tiffany Derry on Feb. 16, 2021. During this virtual cooking demonstration, Derry will cook a southern homestyle meal that can serve as two meals in one, while speaking to the importance of southern cooking in the African American community, healthy options, and why it is important.
-Isabel Wilkerson Public Keynote Presentation
Wilkerson will speak to the key themes of her book, Caste: inclusion and exclusion within the caste systems and its impact with emphasis on its importance during Black History Month. This event will take place on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:00pm
-Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Virtual Screening
This virtual screening will take place on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:00pm on Kanopy.
-The Paul R. Jones Museum is proud to present Charlie Lucas: Talking to the Ancestors, October 2 – February 26, 2021.