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ACCC Celebrates Black History Month

January 19, 2006

Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate Black History Month in February by presenting a variety of interesting events, including theatrical performances, photo and art exhibits, sale of African artifacts, and a dinner with music at Careme’s gourmet campus restaurant.

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

• Tuesdays-Thursdays, Feb. 2-23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., “African-American Market Place” with vendors specializing in African-American art, books, jewelry and prints, “J” Bldg. hallway, Mays Landing Campus.
• Thursday, Feb. 2, noon, “Kijana, The Griot,” which takes viewers back to the dawn of existence through portrayals of different women in black history: an African maiden, slave, gospel choir director, preacher, toddler, jazz musician, vaudeville performer, rock star and opera singer, Walter Edge Theater, Mays Landing Campus.
• Monday, Feb. 6-Friday, March 3, “Ed Lea Photographs,” presenting prints from a private collection of Lea’s photographs. Call (609) 343-5040 for hours of the ACCC Art Gallery on the Mays Landing Campus. An open-to-the-public reception will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 1-4 p.m. at the Gallery.
• Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “Lest We Forget.” A private collection of slavery artifacts and Jim Crow memorabilia, with a lecture by the curator, Worthington Atlantic City Center.
• Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m., “Mom Wake Up.” A realistic tale of drug addiction, written by Michael Bailey and performed by the Atlantic City Theater Guild in the Walter Edge Theater, Mays Landing Campus.
• Tuesday, Feb. 14, noon, “Let No Man Pull You Down So Low,” a performance by the PleasanTech Shining Stars of the PleasanTech Academy Charter School, Walter Edge Theater, Mays Landing Campus.
• Thursday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m., “The Souls of Black Baseball.” Voices from the Field of Dreams Deferred, an oral history project by Dr. Bob Allen, Mays Landing Campus.
• Tuesday, Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m., “Power on Earth.” Van Leer transforms himself into some of history’s most important and influential African-American figures. Leer, in this one-man show, becomes eight characters from former slave Nat Turner through the late Justice of the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall, Walter Edge Theater, Mays Landing Campus.
• Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m., Educational Opportunity Fund Scholarship dinner sponsored by the EOF Advisory Board at Careme’s gourmet restaurant on the Mays Landing Campus. For ticket information contact Shilon Carter, (609) 343-5646.
• Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., “The African-American Heritage Museum Traveling Exhibit,” a private collection of historical and cultural artifacts. Cape May County Campus, Cape May Court House.
• Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12:30 p.m., “Grupo Capoeira,” a demonstration of Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines self defense, Brazilian music and dance.

For additional information, call Lisa Givens, (609) 343-5010.