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Woods Hole Black History Month
25th Anniversary


25 Years of celebrating and educating the Woods Hole community and the community at large about African American history and culture.

2003 Theme - “The Souls of Black Folk: Centennial Reflections”

UpdatedFEBRUARY 28
"The Souls of Black Folk: Poetry and Song, From the 1700s to the Present" - presented by George Spivey, Equity/Affirmative Action Officer, Town of Falmouth

12:00 pm, Redfield Auditorium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Water Street, Woods Hole

Light refreshments will be served.

"The Olympic Experience of 1968: Before, During, and After” - presented by John Carlos, 1968 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Mens 200-meter sprint

12:00 pm, Lillie Auditorium, Marine Biological Laboratory, MBL Street, Woods Hole

Reception in the Lillie lobby following the presentation.

Roundtable Discussion: “Remembering Black History Month, 1978-2003” - moderated by Dr. Ambrose Jearld, Jr., charter member and former Chair of the Woods Hole Black History Month Committee. This discussion will reflect on Black History Month observances in Woods Hole and in the nation. The roundtable will include people who played a role in Woods Hole observances, either as founders, participants, or planners in the early years.

2:00 pm, Meigs Room, Swope Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, North Street, Woods Hole

An ethnic potluck feast with:
• Live music by Jack Leyden, Tony Bailey, & Erica Lewis
• Storytelling by Vird Williams
• Afrocentric handicrafts by Wright Creations

4:30 - 7:30 pm, Swope Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, North Street, Woods Hole

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Peanut Butter Club Presentations
12:00 pm, Redfield Auditorium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Water Street, Woods Hole

Colin Powell : A Soldier's Campaign
(60 minute documentary)
A revealing profile telling the story of Colin Powell and examining his promising future, including interviews of his family and friends and rare archival footage from his distinguished career.

“EEO at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center: Where have we come from and where are we going?” - Join current and past members of the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s EEO Committee in this public discussion.

12:00 - 1:00 pm, Candle House 104, Marine Biological Laboratory, Water St., Woods Hole

UpdatedMARCH 7
Maya Angelou: A biography (45 minute documentary)
A biography of Maya Angelou, the African-American poet and author. Includes interviews with the author and her family and friends.

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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