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Black History Month Celebrated with Special Events at FDU
Madison, NJ (February 9, 2001)—In celebration of Black History Month, Fairleigh Dickinson University will be hosting several special events on its Florham-Madison Campus.
On Tuesday, February 13, a lecture entitled "Jefferson and Hemings: Slavery in the American Memory," will be held in Lenfell Hall in the Mansion at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor at New York Law School, and author of "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy."
The following Tuesday, February 20, at 1p.m., also in Lenfell Hall, Larry Otis Graham, nationally known author, attorney and commentator on race, politics and diversity in America, will speak on "Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class." Graham, a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School has published 13 books and has appeared on "Oprah," "Politically Incorrect," "Hardball," and CNN.
Throughout the month of February, the Madison Campus Library is holding an exhibit, "Caribbean/Afro-American Fiction and Poetry, 1930s–1970s." Library hours are Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m.– 11 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 11a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 2-10 p.m.
All these events are free and open to the public.