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Meramec Celebrates African-American History Month

January 31, 2011

St. Louis Community College – Meramec celebrates African-American History Month throughout February with a series of events ranging from lectures to musical performances. All events are free and open to the public.

St. Louis “Firsts” and “Groundbreakers”!
In order to know where we are going…we have to know where we have been. Learn about some of the first African-Americans to make history in St. Louis!
Feb. 3
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Student Center Room 200

Howard Rambsy: African-American Poetry Audio and Visual Display
Howard Rambsy II is an associate professor of literature and the Director of the Black Studies program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has published writings on black literature,and he has curated visual-literary exhibits based on the photographs from the Eugene B. Redmond Collection, an extensive body of materials related to black writers and cultural figures.
Feb. 8
9:30 a.m..– 12:30 p.m.
Library, Confluence Room

Gospel Explosion!
Enjoy an energetic and spiritual group of gospel performers who relate to youth and young adult audiences.
Feb. 9
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Student Center Cafeteria

Sound Therapy: Poetry, Music, and Open Mic
Poetry/Spoken Word and an Open Mic.
Feb. 16
11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
Student Center Cafeteria

Minorities in the Military: Past, Future and Present
A panel of current and former members of the military will discuss challenges and therewards of being a minority in the military.
Feb. 17
11 a.m. – noon
Library, Confluence Room

Health Awareness and Community Outreach
Feb. 22
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Student Center cafeteria and lobby

Black Repertory Theatre: Remembrance of and Voices from Harlem
Veteran actors Ron Himes and Linda Kennedy take us on a historical and lyrical journey through Harlem during the Harlem renaissance.
Feb. 23
Show starts at noon
Meramec Theatre

Captivity Narratives: Presented by Trevin Jones
Trevin Jones is an English professor at St. Louis Community College - Meramec and doctoral candidate at Saint Louis University in American Studies. His research focuses on African-American males – slave and prison narratives. Specifically, he is exploring how the African American male slave transformed his identity from chattel to man, and how the modern day prisoner redefines his idea or notion of manhood amid physical and mental constraints.
Feb. 24
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Student Center, Room 200

For more information on these events, contact Rita Reinhardt at 314-984-7611, or click the STLCC calendar link on the right side of this page.