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Black History Month: Library Resources

Library Resources for Black History Month events at Wofford College, 2022

Wofford’s theme for Black History Month 2022 is “When Human Possibilities are Freed.” Planned events will place the thematic emphasis on sharing complicated, authentic Black stories and experiences. 

Events slated for Wofford’s Black History Month observance include:

Wednesday, Feb. 2
“Journey to Justice: Why the National Civil Rights Museum Matters,” a lecture and question and answer session presented by Dr. Russell Wigginton, president of the National Civil Rights Museum.
7:30 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Youtube livestream

Wednesday, Feb. 9
“Social Justice in the Christian Tradition,” a talk and discussion facilitated by Dr. Doug Clark, visiting professor of religion, and the Rev. Dr. Ron Robinson, Perkins Prothro Chaplain and Professor of Religion.
6 p.m., Room 112, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Tuesday, Feb. 15
“From Problems to Pimps: Sidney Poitier and the Transformation of Black Images at the Movies, 1950-1972,” a lecture and question and answer session presented by Dr. Dwain Pruitt, Wofford’s chief equity officer.
6 p.m., Room 213, Franklin W. Olin Building

Wednesday, Feb. 16
“The History of Black Studies and Critical Race Theory,” a Zoom lecture and question and answer session presented by Dr. Ricky Jones, professor and chair, Department of Pan-African Studies, University of Louisville, USA Today Network columnist and host of “The Ricky Jones Show”
7 p.m., Zoom registration link.

Thursday, Feb. 17
“Geographies of Pain and Pleasure: Black Women in Segregated New Orleans,” a public lecture presented by Dr. LaKisha Simmons, associate professor of history and women’s studies at the University of Michigan. Sponsored by the Wofford College Department of History and the Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor of History Fund
4 p.m., Olin Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

Monday, Feb. 21
“Slavery and Wofford College,” a community conversation about what we currently know about Wofford’s institutional ties to slavery led by Dr. Kenneth Banks, associate professor of history; Luke Meagher, special collections librarian; Dr. Dwain Pruitt, chief equity officer; Dr. Tracy Revels, professor of history; and Dr. Phillip Stone, college archivist.
6 p.m., Olin Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building
The event will be livestreamed through the Wofford College Facebook page.

Monday, Feb. 28
“bell hooks and Black Feminism,” a panel discussion with Dr. Bria Harper, assistant professor of English; Dr. Dresden Lackey, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology; Jessica Scott-Felder, assistant professor of studio art; Dr. LaTasha Smith-Tyus, director of Career Services; and Dr. Nancy Williams, associate professor and chair of philosophy.
6 p.m., Olin Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building