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AAMU Black History Month 2013

Alabama A&M University

Black History Month

February 2013

 

THEME:

“At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality:

The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington”

 

(African Art Shown Throughout from the AAMU Archives Collection)

 

1

“Humankind Weekly” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor: Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Segment 1:  Profiling the philosophical and historical roots of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s non-violent movement, featuring archival audio, along with comments by several long-time activists who worked with him in their unlikely victory over the entrenched system of Jim Crow segregation.

12-1 p.m.

 

1-15

High School Student Art

AfricanArt (39).JPG(Local High Schools and from Gilbert, Ariz.)

Sponsor:  The Art Program

AAMU Gallery of Art

Morrison Fine Arts Building

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

1-28

Display

AAMU Art Student Work

Sponsor: AAMU Art Program

Huntsville Public Library

Huntsville, Ala., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

BHM Exhibits:

- "The Fashion Board Modeling Troop"

- "Buffalo Soldiers: The Ignoble Mission"

- "Huntsville's Best-Kept  Secret: Alabama A&M University"

- "African-American Art"

Contact: Patricia D. Ford,

(256) 372-5846/4717

State Black Archives

 

 3

“Heavenly Sight” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Documentary tells the story of blind African-American gospel singers who strongly influenced the course of American music, from sacred to rock and beyond.

1-2 p.m.

 

“Benefits of the Legal Profession”

Sponsor:  The Honors Program

Presenter: Southern University Law Center

Contact:  Kyla D. Pitcher

Learning Resources Center (LRC) Auditorium, 2-3 p.m.

 

 5

“Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Let Freedom Sing chronicles the idealistic artists, uncompromising personalities and powerful music of the era, and looks at how these forces combined to turn abolitionism from a scorned fringe movement into a nation-changing force. This one-hour special will be hosted by NPR contributing correspondent Noah Adams.

12-1 p.m.

 

Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration

Sponsor:  Student Activities and Leadership Development

Knight Center, 6:30 p.m.

 

 7

“Heavenly Sight” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

AfricanArt (9).pngDocumentary tells the story of blind African-American gospel singers who strongly influenced the course of American music, from sacred to rock and beyond.

9-10 a.m.

 

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Sponsor:  Learning Resources Center (LRC), (256) 372-4747

LRC Auditorium, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

RACC-Reading Across the Curriculum and Community

Selected Reading: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (by Douglas Blackmon)

Sponsor:  Department of Social Sciences

Blog: https://racc-aamu2013.blogspot.com

Drake Hall, 12:30-2 p.m.

 

Black History Month Keynoter

Sponsor:  Student Activities and Leadership Development

Featuring Gene Thornton (from Hip Hop’s “The Clipse”)

Knight Center, 6:30 p.m.

 

8-28

Display

“The Early Years at Drake State”

AfricanArt (10).pngContact/Sponsor:  Carla Clift, carla.clift@drakestate.edu

S.C. O’Neal Library and Technology Center

J.F. Drake State Technical College

 

9

“Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Let Freedom Sing chronicles the idealistic artists, uncompromising personalities and powerful music of the era, and looks at how these forces combined to turn abolitionism from a scorned fringe movement into a nation-changing force. This one-hour special will be hosted by NPR contributing correspondent Noah Adams.

10-11 a.m.

 

10

“Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Let Freedom Sing chronicles the idealistic artists, uncompromising personalities and powerful music of the era, and looks at how these forces combined to turn abolitionism from a scorned fringe movement into a nation-changing force. This one-hour special will be hosted by NPR contributing correspondent Noah Adams.

10-11 a.m.

 

12

J.F. Drake State Technical College Black History Month Program

Presenting Dr. James Meredith

Author and Civil Rights Activist

“The First Black Student at Ole Miss”

Drake State Cafetorium, 9 a.m. (Free)

(256) 551-3136

 

“Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

AfricanArt (31).pngLet Freedom Sing chronicles the idealistic artists, uncompromising personalities and powerful music of the era, and looks at how these forces combined to turn abolitionism from a scorned fringe movement into a nation-changing force. This one-hour special will be hosted by NPR contributing correspondent Noah Adams.

12-1 p.m.

 

14

“Humankind Weekly” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor: Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Segment 2:   Further explorations of non-violence with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Dr. Arun Gandhi (now in his 70s), who as a troubled teenager was tutored daily by the spiritual/political leader, gaining an intimate glimpse into the life and beliefs of a remarkable 20th century figure.

8-9 a.m.

 

15

AAMYou Wellness Expo

Sponsor:  The AAMU Wellness Center

Wellness Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

16

ScoutReach 2013: Cultural Activities Day

Sponsor:  The Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Urban Emphasis Unit

T.M. Elmore Building, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

“Maya Angelou’s Black History Special” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Host Maya Angelou poetically and historically covers milestones by African Americans in Nobel Peace Prize, Grammy, Academy Awards, and cultural awards. Far from firsts, African Americans continue to be acknowledged by their communities, our country and internationally. This hour-long Black History Month radio program features milestone conversations with Maya Angelou and lauded African Americans from the Grammys to the Emmys, Academy Awards, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize categories.

3-4 p.m.

 

17

“Maya Angelou’s Black History Special” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Host Maya Angelou poetically and historically covers milestones by African Americans in Nobel Peace Prize, Grammy, Academy Awards, and cultural awards. Far from firsts, African Americans continue to be acknowledged by their communities, our country and internationally. This hour-long Black History Month radio program features milestone conversations with Maya Angelou and lauded African Americans from the Grammys to the Emmys, Academy Awards, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize categories.

3-4 p.m.

 

18

“Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor: Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Let Freedom Sing chronicles the idealistic artists, uncompromising personalities and powerful music of the era, and looks at how these forces combined to turn abolitionism from a scorned fringe movement into a nation-changing force. This one-hour special will be hosted by NPR contributing correspondent Noah Adams.

12-1 p.m.

 

20

“Memories of the Movement” – WJAB-FM 90.9

AfricanArt (34).pngSponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

From known icons to lesser-known leaders, several of the men and women who served on the frontlines or behind the scenes share their painful, poignant and personal memories of the Civil Rights Movement.  Host: Tavis Smiley

1-2 p.m.

 

21

RACC-Reading Across the Curriculum and Community

Selected Reading: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (by Douglas Blackmon)

Sponsor: Department of Social Sciences

Blog: https://racc-aamu2013.blogspot.com

Drake Hall, 12:30-2 p.m.

 

Annual Benjamin Banneker Awards & Scholarship Banquet

Sponsor:  Department of Community & Regional Planning

Guest Speaker:  The Honorable Johnny L. Ford

Mayor of Tuskegee (Ala.)

Contact:  Joseph A. Lee, (256) 372-4991

Knight Center, 6 p.m.

 

22

Symposium on the Future of the City

Sponsor:  Department of Community & Regional Planning

Dawson Building Auditorium, 9 a.m.

 

“Justice Denied” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Segment 1:  This documentary explores how federal courts enforced slave laws. Historians, actors and legal scholars re-create the famous case of a young escaped slave who was sent back by a Boston judge, provoking America’s largest abolitionist protest. Segment 2: Pulitzer Prize-winning Lincoln historian Eric Foner chronicles the Dred Scott decision (often derided as the Supreme Court’s worst ruling), which held that black people “have no rights” and aggravated tensions between North and South, setting the stage for the bloody Civil War.

12-1 p.m.

 

23

“Heavenly Sight” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Documentary tells the story of blind African-American gospel singers who strongly influenced the course of American music, from sacred to rock and beyond.

4-5 p.m.

 

24

“Heavenly Sight” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Documentary tells the story of blind African-American gospel singers who strongly influenced the course of American music, from sacred to rock and beyond.

7-8 a.m.

 

Black History Month Presentation and Tribute

Featuring Dr. Henry Panion III

AAMU Alumnus, Conductor, Professor,

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Church Street Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Huntsville, Ala., 10 a.m.

 

26

Presentation

Featuring Elizabeth Sloan-Ragland, Director, AAMU Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM

(One of the First African Americans to Attend Samford University)

Samford University

Birmingham, Ala., 10 a.m.

 

28

RACC-Reading Across the Curriculum and Community

Selected Reading: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (by Douglas Blackmon)

Sponsor: Department of Social Sciences

Blog: https://racc-aamu2013.blogspot.com

Drake Hall, 12:30-2 p.m.

 

“Maya Angelou’s Black History Special” – WJAB-FM 90.9

Sponsor:  Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9

Host Maya Angelou poetically and historically covers milestones by African Americans in Nobel Peace Prize, Grammy, Academy Awards, and cultural awards. Far from firsts, African Americans continue to be acknowledged by their communities, our country and internationally. This hour-long Black History Month radio program features milestone conversations with Maya Angelou and lauded African Americans from the Grammys to the Emmys, Academy Awards, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize categories.

3-4 p.m.

 

March 1

2nd Annual “Dancing with the President and First Lady”

Sponsors:  President Andrew and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine

For Tickets ($25; $10, students):  (256) 652-6948

Table Tickets, $300 (Purchase on or before February 15)

Knight Center, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alabama A&M University

Annual Listing of Noted Native Black Alabamians

2013

 

by

Jerome Saintjones

 

Hank Aaron, baseball great, Mobile

Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, Linden

Richard Arrington, first black mayor of Birmingham, Birmingham

Cynthia Bailey, model; “Real Housewives of Atlanta” fame, Tuscumbia

Charles Barkley, NBA superstar, Leeds

Willie D. Burton, Academy Award-winning sound editor, Tuscaloosa

Nell Carter, actress/singer, Birmingham

Reg E. Cathey, actor, Huntsville

John Henrik Clarke, Pan Africanist, Union Springs

Nat King Cole, vocalist and icon, Montgomery

Mitty Collier, singer, Birmingham

Marva Collins, educator, Monroeville

Jerricho Cotchery, New York Jets wide receiver, Birmingham

Angela Davis, activist, Birmingham

William Levi Dawson, composer/arranger, Anniston

Sam Dees, soul singer, songwriter, producer, Birmingham

Vonetta Flowers, Olympic bobsledder, Birmingham

A.G. Gaston, entrepreneur/millionaire, Birmingham

Lionel Hampton, jazz musician, Louisville

W.C. Handy, “Father of the Blues,” Florence

Alexis Herman, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Mobile

Evander Holyfield, boxer, Atmore

Zora Neale Hurston, novelist, Notasulga

Bo Jackson, football and baseball great, Bessemer

Rosetta James, voting rights activist, Akron

Mae C. Jemison, 1st black female in space, Decatur

Orlando Jones, actor, Mobile

Tom Joyner, radio personality, Tuskegee

Percy Julian, inventor, Montgomery

Coretta Scott King, civil rights advocate, Marion

Simmie Knox, portrait artist (official Bill Clinton portrait), Aliceville

Carl Lewis, track star, Birmingham

John Lewis, Congressman, Troy

Joe Louis, famous boxer, LaFayette

Joseph Lowery, minister/civil rights leader, Huntsville

Willie Mays, baseball legend, Westfield

Vivian Malone, civil rights figure, Mobile

Albert Murray, novelist and writer, Nokomis

Ozzie Newsome, football great, Muscle Shoals

Odetta, folk singer, Birmingham

Jesse Owens, athlete, Danville

Terrell Owens, NFL wide receiver, Alexander City

Satchel Paige, legendary baseball player, Mobile

Rosa Parks, civil rights legend, Tuskegee

Wilson Pickett, R&B and soul singer, Prattville

Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, Birmingham

Lionel Richie, Grammy Award-winning singer, Tuskegee

Sonia Sanchez, activist, poet and professor, Birmingham

David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General, Anniston

Eugene Sawyer, 53rd mayor of Chicago, Greensboro

Fred Shuttlesworth, civil rights activist, Birmingham

Percy Sledge, singer, Leighton

Ozzie Smith, baseball shortstop, Mobile

John Stallworth, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Tuscaloosa

Ruben Studdard, former “American Idol”, Birmingham

Cynthia Tucker, Syndicated columnist, Monroeville

Margaret Walker, poet and writer, Birmingham

Dinah Washington, blues queen, Tuscaloosa

Bill Winston, televangelist, Tuskegee

Coleman Young, late mayor of Detroit, Tuscaloosa

 

 

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