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2005 Theme - “The Niagara Movement: Black Protest Reborn, 1905-2005”

Niagara movement was an organization founded by African Americans to fight racial discrimination in the United States. It existed from 1905 to 1910. At its height, the Niagara Movement had 30 branches in various U.S. cities. It failed to win the support of most blacks, but many of its ideas were adopted in 1909 by a new interracial organization— the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

2005 Black History Month Schedule of Events (pdf)

February 2
Linsey Lee
, Oral History Curator at the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society and author of Vineyard Voices Words, Faces, and Voices of Island People, will introduce a documentary film she produced entitled “Vineyard Voices: A Person of Color” featuring 92-year-old Dean K. Denniston, son of the first African-American minister on Martha's Vineyard.
12:00 PM, Redfi eld Auditorium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

February 8
Jocelyn Chadwick
, Associate Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education will speak on sensitive cultural issues in education. “I believe no scholar or teacher can ever know all there is to know in this field and that one must never limit a student's potential just because of where he/she lives, how he/she looks, or what his/her past experiences have been.”
4:00 PM, Redfi eld Auditorium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

February 15
James McBride
, author of The Color of Water, will be available for an informal discussion of his critically acclaimed memoir. His book, which spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the USA and has been published in 16 languages and in more than 20 countries.
4:00 PM, Woods Hole Science Aquarium, National Marine Fisheries Service (ID required for entrance.)
Following this gathering, James McBride will give a presentation at the Morse Pond School Auditorium in honor of Falmouth Book Week. While admission is free, a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Falmouth Service Center will be appreciated.

February 24
The Harambee, An Ethnic Potluck Feast Welcoming Everyone of Every Race
Justin Petty, Professor and Director of Broadcast Media Technology at Roxbury Community College, will give a presentation on the origin and evolution of the steel pan, an acoustic instrument. Besides his lecture, Petty will entertain live at the Harambee with other members of the Pan Loco Steel Band. Don't forget to bring your favorite potluck dish and wear your most colorful, comfortable clothing for this wintry Woods Hole event that is sure to transport you to the warmth of the Caribbean!
4:00 PM, Swope Dining Room, Marine Biological Laboratory

All events are free and open to the public.


Woods Hole Black History Month events are sponsored by the Marine Biological Laboratory; the Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitution, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Coast Guard Group Woods Hole and the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Field Center. All events are free and open to the public.



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