Albion Celebrates Black History Month

With numerous events designed to inspire and inform, Albion College celebrates Black History Month. unless otherwise specified, these events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Erika Buckley in the Office of Intercultural Affairs or 517/629-0501.

Wednesday, January 23 Film, "Scarred Justice." The killing of four white students at Kent State University in 1970 is an indelible stain on national consciousness. This film recounts the overlooked tale of black students killed at South Carolina State in Orangeburg two years earlier. The film features Cleveland Sellers, who will visit Albion College on January 28. 3 p.m., Robinson Hall 404

Monday, January 28: Community Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation. Albion welcomes civil rights activist Cleveland Sellers, Jr., president of Voorhees College. Sellers's address also serves as Albion College's Coy James Memorial Lecture. 7 p.m., Goodrich Chapel

Tuesday, February 5: "From Bondage to the White House," a brief overview of the evolution of the black church from its Methodist roots, as well as challenges and opportunities for today’s movement. The presenter is Stanley Sims, retired pastor of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination, most recently serving Quinn Chapel A.M.E. in Flint. 12:30 p.m., Robinson Hall 404

Wednesday, February 13: Soul Food Day. The College's Dining and Hospitality Services features Southern soul favorites. $10.75/general public, $5.30 with Albion College ID and for children 5-12, free for children under 5. Reservations are not required. 5 to 7 p.m., Baldwin Hall

Tuesday, February 19: Film, "Crash." Winner of three Oscars including Best Picture in 2005, "Crash" examines racial and social tensions in 21st-century Los Angeles centering on a carjacking. 7 p.m. Norris Science Center Towsley Hall

Friday, February 22: Javier Colon. The first winner of NBC's smash show "The Voice," Javier Colon is a Puerto Rican / Dominican American singer/songwriter who describes his music as "acoustic soul." 8 p.m., Goodrich Chapel

Sunday, February 24: Taste of Blackness. A true Albion College tradition, the annual Taste of Blackness is a celebration of African and African-American culture through food, music, dance and art. Tickets are $3 in advance, $4 at the door. 4 p.m., Kellogg Center