Rockland Community College Celebrates African American History 2017

Events are free and open to the public

RAMAPO: All are welcome to attend Rockland Community College’s 2017 special events to honor and celebrate African American History.


Wednesday, February 22
2pm – 3pm
Technology Center, Room 8322
CETL Book Discussion with Shamika Mitchell, PhD

Comic series: Black Panther: World of Wakanda
The nation of Wakanda is one of several African nations in this parallel world published by Marvel Comics.
RSVP requested


Thursday, February 23
11am – 1pm
Technology Center, Ellipse
Film: The 13th
Ava DuVernay’s documentary provides an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. Written by Spencer Averick and Ava DuVernay. Film appearances include Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander and Cory Booker. Sponsored by the Black Student Union
Monday, February 27 (snow date March 1)
Cultural Arts Theater
A Faithful Journey: The American Negro Spiritual
Multi-media production starring members of the world-renowned Opera Noire.
With support from the African American Historical Society, the Town of Ramapo, the Arts Council of Rockland and SKD (Saretsky Katz & Dranoff).


Hillburn Exhibit – March
Technology Center, Rotunda 2nd floor
An exhibit of artifacts centered on the 1943 legal case brought by the NAACP on behalf of African-American parents and their children against the unequal, unfair and discrimination of these children’s assignment to attend Hillburn NY’s segregated elementary Brook School, a wood structure that lacked even indoor bathrooms. Thurgood Marshall, who later went on to become a legendary supreme court justice won this local case 11 years prior to his landmark win in Brown v. Board of Education.


Thursday, March 2
Technology Center, Ellipse
Elements of Style: Songwriting Techniques with Grammy Award winner Kendra Foster. For any questions please contact professor Shamika Mitchell PhD, for any questions or additional information.
Monday, March 6
Academic II, Rm 2111
Hidden Figures book discussion.
Women’s History and African American History Month Committees are co-sponsoring a book discussion of Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures. Please contact professor Kristie Morris, PhD, for questions or additional

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