2013: “Remembering Struggles, Celebrating Futures”
This year’s title and theme reflects our appreciation and recognition of the past, how we use it as inspiration, and how it sets a foundation for moving forward. It allows us to see the beauty in struggle, to heal and to celebrate futures that are full of possibility and potential.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Virginia Dare Room, UNCG Alumni House
FREE and open to the public
|1000am–900pm||Black History 101 Mobile Museum, “Drum Majors for Justice”|
|400pm-500pm||Yusef Shakur Documentary: “Detroit’s Native Son: From Z8ne Street Thug to Prison to Community Leader”|
|500pm-600pm||Discussion Forum with Yusef Shakur|
|700pm-800pm||Black History Month Showcase|
Black History 101 Mobile Museum
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an innovative traveling table top exhibit depicting Black memorabilia spanning from slavery to Hip Hop. The museum has over 3,000 rare treasures among its collection including original documents from historic Black figures whose contributions helped shape the United States. The exhibit to be featured is entitled: “Drum Majors for Justice” and focuses on Black political figures and campaigns.
For more information on the Black History 101 Mobile Museum see the following links:
Yusef Shakur Documentary: “Detroit’s Native Son: From Z8ne Street Thug to Prison to Community Leader”
Yusef Shakur’s story is an example of redemption, hope and transformation from deep within the belly of Detroit.Despite being socially rejected by society after serving 9 years in prison, he ultimately emerged as a college graduate, proud father, business owner, author, speaker, well respected community organizer & activist dedicated to RESTORING THE NEIGHBOR BACK TO THE ‘HOOD.Following the documentary, Mr. Shakur will discussthe state and challenges of the community and the role of the political process. Watch a preview of the documentary:
This will be an opportunity for community members to to mix and mingle as they visit the Black History Mobile Museum and get ready for the evening showcase.
Black History Month Showcase
This closing event will feature a wide diversity of performing styles from the Black diaspora. In doing so, we remember past struggles and celebrate the bright futures ahead.
For more information contact Dr. Mark Villacorta, Office of Multicultural Affairs, 336-334-5090
This event is brought to you by the following organizations:
- African American Studies Club
- Black Student Union
- Muslim Student Association
- Neo Black Society
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
- Well Versed Xpressionz
- UNCG Office of Multicultural Affairs