Through a series of lectures, programs and student activities, Adelphi University will celebrate Black History Month, the accomplishments of our students, faculty and alumni of color as well as the 43rd anniversary of the Adelphi University Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies.
Highlights of the month-long celebration include the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics 11th Annual Black History Month Celebration on Friday, February 8, 2013, featuring keynote speaker Herb Boyd, a reporter for the Amsterdam News, and guest speaker Eric Martin ’06, president of the Pendant Group, with entertainment provided by the community based choir, Voices of Virtue, Inc. Later in the month, Dr. Tera Hunter, a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University will present the 2013 John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture, “Bound as Fast in Wedlock as a Slave Can Be: African-American Marriage, Slavery and Freedom.” In addition, the annual Black History Month Art Exhibit will feature works of acclaimed artist Warren Lyons. The show will run from January 21 to February 28 in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery with a gallery talk/reception with the artist on Sunday, February 17, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Black History Month also offers us the opportunity to reflect upon the outstanding contributions members of the Adelphi community make to the University, the region and our country.
Justin Long-Moton ’15 (pictured at right), the winner of the 2010 Knicks Poetry Slam and the 2010–2011 NYC Youth Poet, continues to write poetry and mentor aspiring writers.
Alumnus Dr. Wladimir Louis-Charles B.S.N. ’12 and faculty member Dr. CarolAnn Daniel work to make a difference in the lives of Haitians. Congress Member Gregory Meeks ’75 advocates for global and regional social justice in Washington. Laura Harding ’97, Adelphi Student Government Association president during tumultuous times, capitalized on her undergraduate experiences to shape a career in public service.
Tiffany Tucker ’05 (pictured at right) mentors New York City students about the importance of graduating from high school and pursuing a college degree.
This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the founding of Adelphi University’s Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies. This center builds on more than four decades of offering interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship and cultural programming. The center’s primary focus is on providing an interdisciplinary minor degree in African, Black and Caribbean Studies that creates emphasis on exploring the history, culture and contemporary dimensions of people of African descent.