1999 Johns Hopkins
Black History Month|
Schedule of Events
All events will be held on the Homewood campus.
Admission to all events is free unless otherwise noted.
For more information about any of these events, call
Friday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., Shriver Auditorium
"A Night of Jazz" with jazz trumpeter Dontae Williams &
by the Hopkins chapter of National Society of Black Engineers.
After-party from 10 p.m.
to 2 a.m. in the Glass Pavilion. $5 for JHU students; $8 in
advance for other students
with college ID, $10 at the door; $15 at the door for others.
Sunday, Feb. 7, 8:30 p.m., BSU Room, AMRI
Amistad. Refreshments served.
Monday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., Garrett Room, Milton S. Eisenhower
"Regional Integration in the Americas." Cesar Gaviria,
secretary general of
the Organization of American States and former president of
Columbia, discusses the
historical trends and development of the international system
within the American
continent. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Symposium on Foreign
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Shriver Auditorium
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, with keynote speaker
William H. Gray
III, president of the College Fund/United Negro College Fund
Morgan State University Choir, under the direction of
Nathan Carter. Former
congressman William Gray III has brought America's oldest black
assistance organization from the red into the black again since
becoming the United
Negro College Fund's chief executive officer in 1991. Besides
records, cutting UNCF costs and expanding its services, under
Gray's leadership, UNCF
has developed a research institute to study education issues
from kindergarten to graduate school.
Friday, Feb.12, 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
"Nubian Blend." An evening of art and poetry followed by
an open mike
session. (Sign-up for open mike starts at 7:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Garrett Room, Milton S. Eisenhower
"Ancient Africa," a lecture by Asa Hilliard III, will look
at ancient Egypt and
its impact on our modern black society. Hilliard is an
educational psychologist, historian
and professor of urban education at Georgia State University in
Atlanta. He researches,
writes and lectures on issues concerning educational equity in
assessment, curriculum and
Wednesday, Feb. 17, noon, Shriver Hall
"Commemorating Black History Month: A Musical Tribute." Darin
composer/ pianist/conductor, and Kishna Davis, a 1996
Competition winner, in a dynamic musical performance. Cosponsored
by the Office of
Special Events and the Office of Multicultural Student
Friday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m., Arellano Theatre
"Apollo Night," a Hopkins tradition, with university and
performers. Participants can win as much as $100 for first-place
Sun, Feb. 21, 8:30 p.m., BSU Room, AMRI
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Refreshments served.
Monday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., Great Hall
Sankofa Open Clinic. Dance with the Sankofa Dance Company
rehearse for their performance on Feb. 27.
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Shriver Auditorium
"African Heritage: A Foundation for Our Modern Day Presence." A
Akbar is considered one of the first academics to take an
African-centered approach to
modern psychology. He has written six books dealing with the
psychology of race
including Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery, From
Education and Community of Self. He is a clinical
psychology professor at
Florida State University.
Friday, Feb. 26, noon, Shriver Auditorium
The Sankofa Dance Company previews excerpts from their
Hopkins Black History Month show, complete with traditional
African attire. Free for
Hopkins students, faculty and staff with ID; $5, general
Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Glass Pavilion.
Closing ceremony and annual African Heritage Dinner, with
Caribbean, West and East African Foods. Music provided by the
Sixth Dimension Sax
Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m., Shriver Auditorium
Sankofa Dance Company. Learn while being entertained by
who have become a part of Hopkins tradition. Free for Hopkins
students. Pick up tickets
by Wednesday, Feb. 24, in OMSA, $10, general public.