Black History Month celebratory events at Adelphi.

Adelphi University’s Garden City campus is pleased to announce its Black History Month celebratory events presented by the Center for African, Black & Caribbean Studies. All Black History Month events will be held at 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY and are free and open to the public.

The annual Black History Month Art Exhibit in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery runs from January 21 to February 28 with a gallery talk/reception on Sunday, February 17, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with acclaimed artist Warren Lyons. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This year’s John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Princeton University Professor of History & African American Studies Tera W. Hunter, Ph.D. whose book To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War (Harvard University Press, 1997) has received rave reviews. Her talk is entitled “Bound as Fast in Wedlock as a Slave Can Be: African-American Marriage, Slavery and Freedom.”  The lecture will take place in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the Ruth S. Harley University Center on Monday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a book signing.

Each year our African American Read-In attracts residents from the surrounding areas. The Read-in is part of the national initiative of the African American Literary Read-In celebrated by readers from 49 states in schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, and community and professional organizations. One of the main goals is to promote literacy during Black History Month in order to expand acknowledgement of the depth of Black culture. Join us in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Fireplace Lounge on Thursday, February 28, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. To register, please email

Additionally, on April 2, Adelphi will host the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., who will deliver a presentation in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) Olmsted Theatre starting at 7:00 p.m. and will sign his current book The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard University Press, 2011), which won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book Award in American Studies. His talk is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Center for African, Black & Caribbean Studies.

For more details on the Black History Month celebratory events, contact Ms. Fabian Burrell, program coordinator for the Center for African, Black & Caribbean Studies at 516.877.4978 or

About Adelphi University’s Center for African, Black & Caribbean Studies

The Center builds on more than four decades of success in offering interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship, and cultural programming. The Center’s primary focus is on providing an interdisciplinary minor degree in African, Black & Caribbean Studies that creates emphasis on exploring the history, culture and contemporary dimensions of people of African descent.

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