Black History Month

Men of Color To Arms! The Story of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment

Labouré College and Carney Hospital, In partnership with the Boston African American National Historic Site, will present "Men of Color To Arms! The Story of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment." On February 9th, 2012, see the event at Carney Hospital Riseman Lecture Hall, 2100 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester 02124. There will be refreshments at 5:30 p.m. and a presentation at 6:00 p.m. This presentation will be jointly led by Lt. Col. David Hencke, Executive Officer, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment; Sgt. Emmett Bell-Sykes, President, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A; and Ryan McNabb, Acting Site Manager, Boston African American National Historic Site. See flyer attached below:

Discover Black History with Discover Roxbury!

To commemorate Black History Month, our friends at Discover Roxbury have some fun and informative events lined up. On February 11, Roxbury's Black History Trolley Tour will be taking off from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Take an informative trolley tour through three centuries of Boston's historic Black neighborhoods! Follow the progression of the Black churches of Boston, the importance of the arts, the struggles during the civil rights movement, and become more familiar with the movers, shakers, and strivers in Roxbury's Black history! The trolley departs at:

12:30 p.m. from Roxbury Heritage State Park / DCR, 183 Roxbury St., in Roxbury.
12:50 p.m. from Hotel 140, 140 Clarendon Street, Back Bay.

Tickets are $25! To reserve a space, please click here.

Black History Month @ Grove Hall Branch

In celebration of Black History Month, the Grove Hall Branch will host a series of lectures, screenings, and discussions: 

Saturday, February 11: Funlayo Wood, PhD student in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and initiated priestess in the Yoruba Ifá-Òrìsà tradition, will discuss African and African-derived religious practices in the talk “‘Other’ Spaces of Black Spirituality” at 12 p.m.

Saturday, February 11: Annie Kountz, graduate student at Harvard University, will present on incarceration and the impact it has on the African American community. This presentation is part of the Grove Hall Branch Library’s Harvard Scholarship in the Community presentation series for Black History Month. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 16: Lisanne Norman, PhD student at Harvard University, explores how Marcus Garvey’s contributions to the early 20th-century African American struggle for freedom and equality movement is often overlooked due to his scandalous exit from America in the talk “Marcus Garvey: A Light in the Darkness?” at 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 18: Giovanna Micconi, PhD student of African American Literature at Harvard University, will discuss William Demby’s life in the talk “William Demby and African American Expatriates in Italy” at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 23: Oludamini Ogunnaike will present on Sufism, the mystical dimension of Islam, and its powerful presence in Senegal at 6 p.m.

Grove Hall Branch is located at 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA.  For more information please call: 617.427.3337.
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