URIASF/CEPS Providence Campus announces our Black History Exhibit and Events
We face a world filled with injustice and violence against often targeting race, ethnicity, gender and difference. Here at the University of Rhode Island Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies, we celebrate diversity and through education we come to understand and respect our unique differences while discovering our commonality. At the URI Providence Campus, this January and February the Black History Exhibits and Events will focus on the construction of Racism and on Heroes who have led the charge for understanding.
WE SHALL OVERCOME! January 21-February 27 Reception and gallery talk February 8th 3:30-5:30pm
The exhibit features art and artifacts from the expansive museum collection of Black Americana gathered and exhibited for educational purposes by Onna Moniz-John. The materials depict the construction, advertisement and legitimizing of racism and prejudice. The exhibit will also celebrate, recognize and honor heroes past and present who have fought daily for the abolition of slavery, for civil rights, for human rights and dignity, to the most recent Black Lives Matters movement.
…TIL EARTH AND HEAVEN RING! A Musical Celebration with Earl H. Bright, III. February 8th at 2pm.
This concert is a celebration of traditional Spirit Songs, Spirituals, Gospel and contemporary music – the sound of the Gospel choir that has provided inspiration, strength and power to endure the whip and chains, to persevere through adversity and to overcome racism through to today. It is the music of slaves in the fields – with hidden messages about escaping bondage, the Jim Crow era, and Civil Rights to the most recent compositions by Rhode Island’s Earl H. Bright III. Mr Bright is a choir director and composer of note whose original compositions ring out anew to overcome and persevere. The concert will feature area singers and guest artists under the direction of Earl H. Bright, III sharing the richness of African-American music that inspired generations. Reception follows.
Thursday, February 27 at 9:00am to 9:00pm
URI Feinstein Providence Campus, 1st and 2nd Floor Lobby Gallery/Paff Auditorium 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
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