Black History Month at Wellesley College

February 4, 2013

Breadth and Variety of Black History Month Events at Wellesley Honor African American Contributions

Iyeoka in concert

During the month of February, Wellesley celebrates the contributions of African-Americans through Black History Month events. Presented by Harambee House, the extensive program of events takes the theme “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality” and honors the 50th anniversary of the historic march on Washington, D.C.

“Our programming will focus on past, present, and future implications of the march on Washington,” said Tracey Cameron, assistant dean of intercultural education, director of Harambee House, and advisor to students of African descent. “We will also offer educational events that aid in cultural awareness and understanding of the African Diaspora.”

The schedule includes lectures by faculty and distinguished guests, musical performances, film screenings and awareness events, including visits from alumnae Dawn Norfleet ’87 and Callie Crossley ’73.

Upcoming Events


Dawn Norfleet ’87 in Concert
Monday, February 4
7:00PM - 9:00PM Tishman Commons

Taste of the Diaspora
Tuesday, February 5
5:00PM Harambee House

“The Prep School Negro”
Screening and Talk-Back with Director Andre Lee
Wednesday, February 6
7:00PM Collins Cinema

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Thursday, February 7

“Educational Equity for Girls of Color: A Multi-level Strategy”
Monday, February 11
4:30PM - 6:00PM Harambee House

National African American Read-In
Tuesday, February 12
12:30PM Harambee House

Iyeoka:  When Women Were Drummers (pictured)
Wednesday, February 13
7:00PM, Houghton Chapel

Eyes on the Prize: “No Easy Walk: 1961-1963” Screening Produced by Callie Crossley ’73
Tuesday, February 19
6:00PM Harambee House

“From King to Obama: Visions of a Dream” Lecture Dr. Brenna Greer, History Dept
Thursday, February 21
12.30PM Harambee House

“Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin” Screening
Friday, February 22
12:30PM Harambee House

“Big Sister for a Day” with Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Saturday, February 23
2:00 - 4:00PM Harambee House

Rosa Clemente: It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Sustainable Politics & Culture for a Radical Hip-Hop Generation
The 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Lecture
Wednesday, February 27
7:00PM Tishman Commons

Harambee House Luncheon with Callie Crossley ’73
Thursday, February 28
12.30PM Harambee House
- By Invitation Only -


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