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Black History Month Events Slated By Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College

 

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College is presenting nine events throughout February to mark Black History Month.

Upcoming are:

● 12:30 p.m. Feb. 6: “Poetry Celebrating the African-American Experience in America,” featuring Sandra Turner-Barnes, who is the executive director of the Commission. Free. Student Lounge, College Hall, Camden City Campus, Broadway and Cooper Street, Camden.

● 7 p.m. Feb. 11: “Poetry in the Park: Love Night,” an open-mic event with prizes for the best love poems. Free. Hopkins House, 250 S. Park Drive, Haddon Township.

● 12:30 p.m. Feb. 12: “Women in the Civil Rights Movement,” a living history presentation featuring Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King and Fannie Lou Harmer and period music performed by pianist Alfie Pollit. Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Activities. Free. Civic Hall, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus, College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road, Gloucester Township.

● Noon Feb. 13: “Women in the Civil Rights Movement,” a living history presentation featuring Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King and Fannie Lou Harmer and period music performed by pianist Alfie Pollit. Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Activities. Free. Camden Conference Center, Broadway and Cooper Street, Camden.

● 1 p.m. Feb. 16: “The Power of African Music to Inspire,” featuring the folksong “Follow the Drinking Gourd” and other works. Free. Ferry Avenue Branch of the Camden County Library, Eighth and Ferry streets, Camden.

● 7 p.m. Feb. 19: “Porgy and Bess: The Concert” featuring the Marion Anderson Singers. A fundraiser for the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College. $15. Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre, Lincoln Hall, Blackwood Campus, College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road, Gloucester Township.

● 10 a.m. Feb. 23: African American Living Legends Community Awards, the fifth annual ceremony. Free. Grace Temple Baptist Church, 15 E. Charleston Ave., Lawnside.

● 7 p.m. Feb. 25: “Poetry in the Park: Black History Poetic Experience.” Free. Hopkins House, 250 S. Park Drive, Haddon Township.

● 7 p.m. Feb. 26: “Remembering the Dreamland,” a celebration of the music and history of the Dreamland Café, featuring music by the Sonny Keaton Organ Quintet and the premiere of a documentary about Lawnside. $20. Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre, Lincoln Hall, Blackwood Campus, College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road, Gloucester Township.

For additional details about any of these events, contact Turner-Barnes by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4063 or via email at stbarnes@camdencc.edu.


Published: February 05, 2013