The Woods Hole Community Black History Month Committee presents

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Thursday, February 13

"Lessons from My Life as a Black Civil Rights Lawyer and Jurist" - Justice Geraldine Hines

Massachusetts Associate Justice, appointed by Governor Deval Patrick in 2013 .

12:00 Noon, Lillie Auditorium, MBL


geraldine hines

Wednesday, February 19

"Life in a Fluctuating Environment: The Molecular Eco-Physiology of Mussel" -Kwasi Connor, Ph.D.

Department of Eoclogy and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine

12:00 Noon, Meigs Room, Swope Center, MBL


kwasi connor

Thursday, February 27

“The Melungeons of Vardy Valley: Triracial isolates and their 21st century ancestors” – Todd Beckham

This hour-long presentation will include a discussion about who Melungeons were and their ancestors’ place in the 21st century; a discussion on DNA testing that asks the question, “Why were the Melungeons so surprised they have African Ancestry?”; and a screening of the film Melungeons, produced by Wicked Delicate films in 2013 followed by a question and answer period.

3:00-4:00 PM , Meigs Room, Swope Center, MBL

todd beckham

Thursday, February 27


Join us in our annual ethnic potluck feast celebrating everyone of every race! Enjoy multicultural arts, delicious food, and live music.

4:00 to 7:30 PM, Swope Center, MBL



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Woods Hole Black History Month events are sponsored by the Marine Biological Laboratory; the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Coast Guard Group Woods Hole, the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center, and the National Academy of Sciences J. Erik Jonsson Center. All events are free and open to the public.