The Community College of Rhode Island will host several Black History Month events at its campuses throughout February. Join us in celebration as we better understand the past and learn how we will shape the future. These events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
“Stories in Stone: America’s African Burying Ground,” a presentation by Keith Stokes, will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 1130 at the Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick. Newport’s African Burying Ground is the oldest and largest existing cemetery in America for enslaved and free African heritage people, dating back to 1705. “Stories in Stone” recreates and interprets how African heritage people lived, worked and worshipped in early America.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Mixed Magic Theatre will present “Reflections: Growing Up a Black Man in America,” which uses stories, poetry and music to highlight the delicate and dangerous terrain that African-American men must navigate in their daily lives, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the auditorium at the Liston Campus, 1 Hilton St., Providence.
Tuesday, Feb. 19
The Liston Campus will hold its Black History Month celebration, co-sponsored by the Liston Student Government, in the auditorium. The musical group “Roots Government” will perform from 11 a.m. to noon. Lunch will follow. The campus is located at 1 Hilton St., Providence.
Monday, Feb. 25
“Tales of African Traditions,” a performance by Val Tutson including a mix of folklore and true stories, will take place from 1 to 2:15 p.m. in the rear faculty dining room at the Flanagan Campus, 1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
“Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot,” a film detailing civil rights activists march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, will be presented from 1 to 2:15 p.m. in the rear faculty dining room at the Flanagan Campus, 1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln. A discussion will follow.