Western Md. College marks Black History Month

January 24, 1994

In Monday's Carroll County section, the wrong date was published for the Western Maryland College Black History Month lecture "Who Freed the Slaves? Emancipation and the Civil War." Dr. Leslie S. Rowland will present the lecture at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

+ The Sun regrets the errors.

The New Jack Scholars, a trio of educators and entertainers who blend African-American history and music, will perform at Western Maryland College Feb. 22 during the college's celebration of Black History Month.

"African-American History: From Marcus Garvey to the Present" will feature dialogue, music and sketches geared to young people. The free performance will be at 7 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge.


The group takes its name, "New Jack," from urban vernacular for up-and-coming talent.

It recently made an appearance at the National Black Expo in Indianapolis.

All three members teach African Studies at Temple University. Much of their message is based on their collection of more than 25,000 textbooks on black history.

Other free Black History Month activities at the college include:

* Gospel Jubilee, with choirs from the Gospel Tabernacle, Mount Pleasant, Southern Baptist and Union Street Methodist churches, at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in Baker Memorial Chapel.

* Screening and discussion of "A Class Divided," a film for PBS' "Frontline." The film is a lesson on racism taught to white elementary school students who are divided in to two groups according to eye color. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Decker College Center Pub.

* Storyteller Shindana Cooper, continuing the African tradition of oral history, at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in McDaniel Lounge.

* Comedy Night, featuring comedian Teddy Smith, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Decker College Center Pub.

* A lecture, "Who Freed the Slaves? Emancipation and the Civil War," by Dr. Leslie S. Rowland, director of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project and professor of history at the University of Maryland College Park, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in McDaniel Lounge.

* Drama Festival '94, at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in Baker Memorial Chapel.

The events are sponsored by the Black Student Union, the College Activities Programming Board, the Bahai Club, the Office of College Activities, the college's history department and Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality.

For more information, call (410) 857-2265 or 876-2055, Ext. 265. People wishing to request special services, such as sign-interpreting, may call Lynda Casserly at 857-2518, or 857-2506, Voice/TTY, at least one week before the event.

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