Event Recap

BHCC Celebrates Black History Month

Friday, March 8, 2019

BHCC celebrated Black History Month with a series of events centered around the theme, “Honoring our Shared History.”

The 2019 events included:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Night Fighters - A Tuskegee Airmen Documentary Film.
  • 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.
  • Shango: My Heart is a Red Journey of Thunder and Light by Multi-media Artist 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.
  • New England Gospel Ensemble - 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 the gospel is the universal language that connects across cultures and communities. With remarks by Associate Dean Sharon Caulfield.