Cornell University

Black History Month: Is it Still Needed, Where Do We Go From Here?

Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Tompkins County Public Library, BorgWarner Community Room
101 E Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Join Eric Kofi Acree, director of Cornell University’s John Henrik Clarke Africana Library, for a community conversation and panel discussion, featuring Dr. Robert L. Harris, Jr. and Dr. Margaret Washington in the Tompkins County Public Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.

This program will explore the significance of Black History Month in light of this year’s sesquicentennial celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Panelists will reflect on why it is still important to commemorate, acknowledge and participate in the celebration of the contributions made by people of African descent and look into how far blacks have come in the achievement of freedom, justice and equality.

This program is free and open to the public, and audience participation will be encouraged.

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Cornell University Library, Africana Library





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