All are welcome to join Rutgers University–Camden on Thursday, February 1st, as the celebration of Black History Month begins.
At 12:45 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room, Sandra Turner-Barnes, a poet, fiction writer, lyricist, will present “Critical, Little Known Truths, Regarding African Enslavement within the State of New Jersey.” Presented by the Africana Studies Program, this program is free and open to all. Registration is encouraged. Lunch will be served.
At 6 p.m., also in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room, M.K. Asante will present the Ida B. Wells-Barnett keynote lecture. A best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker, recording artist, and professor, M.K. Asante is best known for his book Buck: A Memoir. This event is presented by the Africana Studies Program, as well as the Offices of the Chancellor, Campus Center, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, and Student Involvement. This program is free and open to all. Registration is strongly encouraged.