Immediate: January 8, 2008
Contact: Alicia Steger - 516.572.9634
The Nassau Community College Black History Month Committee Presents Black History Month 2008 "Reclaiming Ourselves Through Faith"
January 25 – February 29
Garden City, NY During the month of February, the Nassau Community College Black History Month Committee will present a month of programs and events in tribute to the progress and diversity of African Americans in America. All programs, except for the play An Evening With Langston Hughes and Friends, are free and open to the public. For more information about these events, please call Dr. Harold Bellinger at 516.572.7121. An Evening with Langston Hughes and Friends, January 25 to 27 and January 30 to February 3, NCC Little Theatre Characters from the legendary 'Harlem Renaissance poet's poems come to life in this enlightening evening of poetry, music and song. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. each day listed, except for Sunday's, when they're at 3:00 p.m. To order tickets, call the Mainstage Theatre Box Office at 516.572.7676.
Mon., Feb. 4, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Nineteenth National African-American Read-In Chain, College Center Building, Room 252-253 The community is invited to participate in a read-in of works by African-American authors and poets. Keynote Speaker Dr. LindaMichelleBaron, a local resident, will present original work at 11:00 a.m.
Wed., Feb. 6 at 12:30 p.m. & 6:25 p.m. "The Dream Alive Program," College Center Building, Multipurpose Room Joe Rogers, former Lt. Governor of Colorado, is featured in this one-man show, which provides a reading and an up-to-date explanation of three of Dr. Martin Luther King's speeches: "I Have a Dream," "I've Been to the Mountain Top" and "Drum Major." This event is part of the Dr. John Hope Franklin Lecture Series in remembrance of the 40th year since Dr. King's slaying.
Wed., Feb. 20 at 12:30 p.m. "Black Men and Black Women Respecting Each Other," College Center Building, Multipurpose Room Pastor Donnie McClurkin is a sought after Christian motivational speaker who is part of the Ministries Alliance Program of Long Island.
Fri., Feb. 29 at 6:25 p.m. "After the Diaspora," College Center Building, Multipurpose Room This three part evening program will dramatize the history of African Americans through music. In part one, a steel band will be followed by Nigerian and Ghanaian African dancers. Part two features Vy Higgenson's Gospel Choir, which is known for its live off-Broadway productions. In part three, NCC's gospel choir and a jazz group will perform.