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ACCC Celebrates Black History Month with Exhibits, Performances throughout February

January 17, 2007

Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate Black History Month in February by presenting a variety of events, including theatrical performances, photo and art exhibits, and sale of African artwork.

All events are open to the public and are free. Events include:

  • Tuesdays-Thursdays, Feb. 6-22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., "African-American Market Place," vendors specializing in African-American art, books, jewelry and prints, J-Building, Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 12:30 p.m., "We Shall Overcome," a song and dance presentation by Patti Harris and the Atlantic City Dance Theatre Mini-Workshop Company. Music by Raymond Wise and The Raise Choral, Walter Edge Theater, Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., "Lest We Forget." A private collection of slavery artifacts and Jim Crow memorabilia with a lecture by the curator, J-Building, Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m., "The Road to Freedom ... A Journey Toward Peace." An informative and thought-provoking live commentary by Key Arts Production that brings to life the story of the efforts of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington and others, Walter Edge Theater, Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.
  • Thursday, Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m., "Let Freedom Ring." A musical tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., performed by Brother Moses, Walter Edge Theater, Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.
  • Monday, Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m., "Bak 2 Roots." African drumming and storytelling by Kofi Donkor, Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, noon, "Yewande," a multicultural performance by singer, songwriter and lecturer Yewande, main lobby, Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 20-21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., "African-American Market Place,"  vendors specializing in African-American art, books, jewelry and prints, Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., "The African-American Heritage Museum Traveling Exhibit," a private collection of historical and cultural artifacts. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

For additional information, call Lisa Givens, (609) 343-5010 or (609) 463-4774, ext. 5010, in Cape May County.