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Photo Exhibition: “The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany“

Exhibition Opening: February 5, 2013
Introduction by Maria Höhn (Vassar College)

February 4 – March 1, 2013
Weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Brown Atrium

The following lists dates, times and places for all of Davison’s public Black History Month events:

• Monday, Feb. 4 – March 1
Weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Brown Atrium
The exhibition “The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany.”

• Tuesday, Feb. 5
11 a.m. in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room
A Common Hour podium panel discussion on “Racism and Civil Rights Struggles in Davidson.” Panelists include local activist Tony Abbott, Joe Howell ’64, Leslie Brown ’68 (the College’s first African American student), and former Davidson President John Kuykendall.

• Tuesday, Feb. 5
7:30 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room
Professor Maria Hoehn presents the opening lecture for the exhibit “The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany”

• Wednesday, Feb. 6
4 p.m. in Chambers Building Baxter Davidson Room
A Civic Engagement Council Justice Dialogue on social activism co-led by Associate Professor of Sociology Jessica Taft, members of the Black Student Coalition, and the Civic Engagement Council.

• Thursday, Feb. 7
7 p.m., in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room.
Screening of the film, The Black Power Mix Tape 1967-1975, and presentation on “Who is Angela Davis? The Woman, the Activist, the Myth,” sponsored by the Black Student Coalition.

• Tuesday, Feb. 12
5 p.m., Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room.
A podium discussion featuring renowned political activist and Professor Angela Davis speaking on “Black Panthers and African American GIs in West Germany in the 1960s and 1970s.”

• Tuesday, Feb. 12
8 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall
Keynote talk by Professor Angela Davis on “Political Activism and Protest from the 1960s to the Age of Obama.”

• Monday, Feb. 18
7 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Brown Atrium
A panel discussion on “African Americans in Post-Nazi Germany and Nixon’s United States.” Panelists will include African American veterans and members of the Black Panther Party.

• Wednesday, Feb. 20,
7 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Sprinkle Room
A screening of the film “1967-72 Revolts in Film: Competing Representations in West Germany and the United States,” and a discussion of the film led by Professor of German Maggie McCarthy, Assistant Professor of Sociology Jessica Taft and Associate Professor of History Thomas Pegelow Kaplan.

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Impressions from the Exhibition

Press

Davidson College celebrates Black History Month
Lake Norman Citizen – January 26, 2013
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One Stop on the Journey to Freedom
Davidson Journal – February 21, 2013
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