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Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates Black History Month

Honoring our Shared History

Featured Event

Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance

Of Ebony Embers Michael Parola Percussionist

Thursday, February 21, 2019
A300 Auditorium, Charlestown Campus
Program begins at 1 p.m.

Join the College community in welcoming Core Ensemble for a special chamber music theatre performance celebrating the lives of great African American poets Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McCay, as seen through the eyes of muralist and painter Aaron Douglas. The musical score includes works by jazz giants Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus, as well as the concert music of Jeffery Mumford and George Walker.

With remarks by Associate Professor Emmanuela Maurice

1 p.m. performance, followed by a Question and Answer session with lead actor and musicians

Exhibits for Black History Month

February 1–28, 2019
Call of the Ancestors
Art Exhibit by Susan Thompson

See these deeply human and richly textured fiber art quilts by local artist and educator Susan Thompson that celebrate the connections between family, community, spirituality, history and other shared cultural experience.
 
Library and Learning Commons
Charlestown Campus

Afrofuturism

Observe a special display of books and other resources from the BHCC collection that explore history and the future with regards to the intersection of African Diaspora culture and technology. Curated by College Librarian Lena Gluck
 
Second Floor Corridor, E-Building and
Library and Learning Commons E300
Charlestown Campus
 
For more opportunities to learn about Boston-area African American History, see the newly expanded LibGuide: Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning, compiled by BHCC Librarian Wesley Fiorentino available at https://libguides.bhcc.mass.edu/black_history.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Night Fighters

A Tuskegee Airmen Documentary Film.

1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Room 404
Chelsea Campus

Friday, February 15, 2019
The Voice of a Generation
An Evening with Askia Touré

Be inspired by the celebrated poet, essayist, activist and leading voice of the Black Arts Movement as he shares his written work and examines how art, history and culture continue to shape our consciousness. With remarks by BHCC Professor Enzo Surin.
 
Also featuring a special display of Black Arts Movement resources from the BHCC Library and Learning Commons collection, as well as research guides by College Librarian Wesley Fiorentino.
 
6 p.m., A300 Lobby
Charlestown Campus

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Art Brunch with Susan Thompson

Meet the artist in person, share music, refreshments and conversation with members of the BHCC community.
 
1 p.m., Library and Learning Commons
Charlestown Campus

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance

Join the College community in welcoming Core Ensemble for a special chamber music theatre performance celebrating the lives of great African American poets Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McCay, as seen through the eyes of muralist and painter Aaron Douglas. The musical score includes works by jazz giants Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus, as well as the concert music of Jeffery Mumford and George Walker.
With remarks by Associate Professor Emmanuela Maurice.
 
1 p.m., performance followed by a Question and Answer session with lead actor and musicians.
A300 Auditorium
Charlestown Campus

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 22–24, 2019
Shango: My Heart is a Red Journey of Thunder and Light
by Multi-media Artist Deta Galloway

Breaking of the Light and Genesis of Form,
2017, Acrylic on Canvas with Iridescence

Deta Galloway

An engaging art and performance installation of transportation, transformation and healing that examines the migration of the river religions of Africa and the diaspora of syncretic Yoruba beliefs through the many cultures and homelands of the Americas, as seen through the eyes and consciousness of the deity Shango.

Friday, February 22, 6 p.m.

Preview of the Shango Spirit Paintings, with reception to follow

Saturday, February 23, 12 p.m.

Interactive workshop and installation, followed by a guided tour of the exhibition with the artist

Sunday, February 24, 2 p.m.

Syncretic Performance and Healing Celebration, featuring poetry, music and other forms of self-expression

Pao Arts Center
99 Albany Street, Boston
Sponsored by the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery, Bunker Hill Community College
For more information, please contact Kevin Wery, 617.228.2328 or kwery@bhcc.mass.edu

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Make a joyful noise! Join members of the New England Gospel Ensemble for an evening of uplifting and spirited music from their diverse repertoire. Experience first-hand how gospel is the universal language that connects across cultures and communities. With remarks by Associate Dean Sharon Caulfield.

6 p.m., A300 Auditorium
Charlestown Campus