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Broward College Celebrates Black History Month

February 5, 2018 | More Events

Broward College is proud to host a number of events to commemorate Black History Month with exciting speakers, films, exhibits and presentations spotlighting events, people, and contemporary issues, important to African Americans. From a group art exhibit exploring the foundations of African American diversity to informative discussions and a screening of the 2014 film Selma, there are many ways highlight the contributions African Americans have made in South Florida and beyond.

Community Events

Art Exhibit: “An Evolution in Colors…The Roots of Our Diversity”

February 9, from 6 pm – 9 pm

Bailey Hall

  1. Hugh Adams Central Campus

3501 SW Davie Road Davie, FL 33314

This group art exhibit kicks off with an opening reception. RSVP for the opening reception:  Call 954-201-6259 or e-mail mstanbur@broward.edu.

 

Mohammed Soriano-Bilal Performance

February 21, 5 pm – 6 pm

Judson A. Samuels South Campus

7200 Pines Boulevard

Performing Cultural Arts Theater – 68B

Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Soriano-Bilal is probably best known as the voice of reason on MTV’s Real World San Francisco. His talk is unique in that he infuses elements of spoken word poetry and rap into his dialogue about the important topics of diversity and inclusion. Soriano-Bilal is a hip-hop writer/artist, and an award-winning producer of both music and film. It is free for Broward College students and employees, and $10 for the public.

Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mohammed-bilal-at-broward-college-tickets-42687409190.

 

Student Events

 

Black Miami in the 20th Century

February 7 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Bldg. 19 Activity Center

  1. Hugh Adams Central Campus

3501 SW Davie Road Davie, FL 33314

Marvin Dunn, author of Black Miami in the 20th Century describes the history and significance of African Americans in South Florida.

 

Black History Month Film Screening: Selma

February 8, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Bldg. 19 Activity Center

  1. Hugh Adams Central Campus

3501 SW Davie Road Davie, FL 33314

This 2014 drama directed by focuses on the 1965 voting rights marches in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel, Hosea Williams and John Lewis.

 

Struggles and Accomplishments, Speaker: Tony Nathan

February 21, 11am – 2pm

Bldg. 19 Activity Center

  1. Hugh Adams Central Campus

3501 SW Davie Road Davie, FL 33314

Former Miami Dolphin and the University of Alabama running back Tony Nathan discusses the highs and lows of his football career. Nathan was one of the first black football players at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama. In his four seasons with the Crimson Tide, Nathan rushed for 1,997 yards, with 29 touchdowns. Nathan was also the Dolphins’ starting running back in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XIX. He is currently the Bailiff for former teammate Judge Edward Newman in Miami-Dade County court and is the subject of the 2015 feature film, Woodlawn.

 

MLK vs. Malcolm X: A Panel Discussion

February 21, 11am – 1pm

Judson A. Samuels South Campus

7200 Pines Boulevard

Performing Cultural Arts Theater – 68B

Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

This discussion examines the life and legacies of two civil rights icons. Professor Rudy Jean Bart, African American History Class, and the ASU host it.

 

Journey Through the Drums

February 27, 12pm – 2pm

Bldg. 19 Patio

Bldg. 19 Activity Center

  1. Hugh Adams Central Campus

3501 SW Davie Road Davie, FL 33314

During this artwork of music through drums, attendees can learn about how drums were traditionally used and how they relate to the modern rhythms heard today.

 

A Discussion of Felon Voting Rights

February 28, 2pm – 3:15pm

Building 66, Room 240

Judson A. Samuels South Campus

7200 Pines Boulevard

Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

This timely discussion examines the constitutional rights of those who have been convicted of a felony. The Political Science Club presents the talk.

 

For more information on student events, contact the Student Life Department.

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