February is African American History Month

February 2nd, 2011 by Sarah Laleman Ward

I posted last February about two of the great databases we have here at Hunter for research in African American History, as well as some good, free web resources on the topic. This year, I’ll tell you about another database that you may not have thought of and some events happening at Hunter.

ARTstor. Yes, an art database! It has such a wide variety of images that you can find plenty related to African American history. For example, you can find images of famous African Americans like Louis Armstrong and Jesse Owens…

Dennis Stock. USA. Louis ARMSTRONG. USA. New York city. 1957. Louis Armstrong playing his trumpet.

Leni Riefenstahl. 1936. Olympia: Jesse Owens, the World's Fastest Man.

…or landmark moments in African American History such as the March on Washington in 1963…

Leonard Freed. USA. March on Washington 1963.

…or work by Black artists such as Basquiat, Romare Bearden, and Faith Ringgold…

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Dos Pajaros. 1985.

Romare Howard Bearden. Mother and Child. c1969.

Faith Ringgold. Subway Graffiti Quilt #3. 1987.

Additionally, there are events going on throughout the month of February at Hunter College. It sounds like a great line-up, so consider attending one or more.

Please Join Us for the BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONVOCATION 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lang Recital Hall  4th Floor North

5:30—7:30 pm

Guest Speaker

DR. PENIEL JOSEPH

Author, Historian & Activist

Peniel E. Joseph is Professor of History at Tufts University and the author of the award-winning Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights:From Black Power to Barack Obama as well as editor of The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era and Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level.

Performances by:

Isis

Jamal Jackson Dance Company

Liz in E Minor

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Social Justice Program

featuring

STANLEY NELSON

Documentary Filmmaker

Presentation on his new PBS documentary, Freedom Riders

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Historic 1961 Freedom Rides to Abolish Segregation in Interstate Public Transportation

Tuesday, February 15, 2011  – 3:45-5:00  pm –  Chanin Language Center, B126W

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Afro-Latino Program

Dr. GEORGINA FALÚ

Dr. Georgina Falú is a leader in the movement towards technology education

and economic development in New York’s Latino and minority communities.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 – 12:45-2:00 pm  – Chanin Language Center, B126W

Sponsored by the Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation, the Diversity Projects Development Fund, Hunter College BMI, Offices of the President and Provost, the Department of Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies and the Black History Month Committee

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