Black History Celebration
Dessa Rose
James Lawson
Regina Benjamin former US Surgeon General
Zadie Smith
avaf Baron Gallery
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Imani Winds
Dance Diaspora fall 2010
Brooks and Emeka
Avery Brooks
Earl Lewis

Black History MOnth @ Oberlin

Oberlin College’s annual Black History Celebration has helped to foster greater awareness about the history, politics, culture, and economics of the African diaspora. Over the years, the celebration has extended into the arts, literature, and performance aesthetics to make the experience much more enriching.

Our theme this year is Ubuntu: I am Because We Are. The events aim to express unity, community togetherness, and continued struggle for recognition. The diversity of speakers, workshops and other events express our commitment to Ubuntu as a guiding principle and foundation for Africana communities.

We invite you to explore and attend any of our events. From a Convocation talk by Paul Beatty, author of The Sellout; to a reimagining of the Tennessee William's classic, the Glass Menagerie, directed by Associate Professor of Theater Justin Emeka ’95; Oberlin strives to bring a compelling lineup of lecturers and performances to its venues.

Official programs take place from February 4 to March 3. Most are free; all are open to the public. Refer to the Oberlin College Events Calendar for a list of all  activities.

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