Black History Month 2010 Events at FDU

MADISON, NJ (January 29, 2010)— Fairleigh Dickinson University will be celebrating Black History Month 2010 with several free educational events at its College at Florham campus in Madison, N.J. for the public to attend.

Black History Month at FDU will begin on February 1, with an art exhibition called “Transformations: A Visual Ode to Black History in America,” by artist Tracy Mac. In this body of work, New Jersey artist Mac celebrates the plentiful personalities and diverse richness of the black community. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, February 1 and close on Friday, February 28 and will be on display in the library. There will be a reception on Friday, February 12, from 2-4 p.m. where Mac will discuss his work and subjects.

On Sunday, February 14, from 6-8 p.m., Becton College is hosting a presentation called “Race, Romance, and Relationships: Valentine’s Day Conversation about Dating, Marriage, and Love in the African-American Community.” This event will feature guest panelist the Reverend Edward Mulraine and will be held in the Rutherford Room of the Ferguson Recreation Center. Refreshments will be provided.

On Tuesday, February 16, from 7:30-9 p.m., the Association of Black Collegians student club will be hosting a presentation called “Black Discussions: Open Forum on Race” in Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall.

On Thursday, February 18, from 2-4 p.m., Becton College will be hosting an art exhibition called “The Harlem Renaissance Student Graphic Arts Show,” in the Orangerie room of the Library. Refreshments will be served.

On Monday, February 22, from 3-5 p.m., the Office of the Dean of Students and the Minor in African-American Studies will present a lecture on “Slavery and Resistence,” by Dr. Sarah Crabtree and Colleen Hintz in the Orangerie room of the Library.

On Tuesday, February 23, from 7-9 p.m., Becton College will host a lecture called “African Americans and Film: the Past, Present and Future,” in Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall.

On Thursday, February 25, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and on Friday, Febraury 26, from 4-5 p.m., the Theater Department of Becton College will present a performance called “Black History, Black Voices: A Celebration of African American Theater,” in the Barn Theater. The all-student cast will present works by black writers, including August Wilson, Nikki Giovanni, and George C. Wolfe. There will be a reception in honor of the performance at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday February 25. This performance is the first all African-American cast to perform in the theater arts program at FDU.

For more information about these events, contact Scott Giglio at (973) 443-8661 or  Fairleigh Dickinson University is located at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J.

For Immediate Release

FDU Public Relations
   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Dina Schipper
Director, University Public Relations

Melissa Payton

FDU Public Relations
   (College at Florham Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Scott Giglio
Assistant Director, Public Relations

Lillian Lukac