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February 2
Morgan "Wmalim" Peters, Professor, University of Massachusetts and Author, will discuss African and Native American cultures as reflected in the oral, literary, and musical traditions of African American culture; as well as the influence of the Black Power Movement upon Native American activism of the 1960's and '70's in a talk titled "Brer Rabbit's Children: Black Indian Identity and Aesthetics." 3:30 PM, MBL Club, 100 Water Street, MBL

February 9
Dr. Ronald E. Mickens, Distinguished Callaway Professor in Physics, Clark Atlanta University, will discuss the influence of African Americans in science in a presentation titled "From Slavery to Freedom: The African American Presence in Science." 3:00 PM, Stephen H. Clark Conference Room, National Marine Fisheries' Aquarium

February 15
Dr. Spencer Holland, Founder of PROJECT 2000 and the Center for Educating African-American Males, Morgan State University, will discuss sending our children out into this modern world "functionally illiterate," depriving them of their Civil Rights today in a talk titled "Reading is Fundamental." Dr. Holland has dedicated his career to ameliorating the epidemic of school failure that plague African-American males in school systems throughout the nation.

12:00 noon, Meigs Room, Swope, MBL

February 22
Harambee - An ethnic potluck feast welcoming everyone of every ethnicity. Enjoy an evening of multicultural arts, crafts, and music. Don't forget to bring your favorite potluck dish. 4:00 PM, Swope Dining Room, MBL

All events are free and open to the public

Press Release

Black History Month Flyer

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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